Picturesque Corcoran Park, located on the Clarence River in Grafton, is set for a major upgrade thanks to $982,000 in joint funding from the NSW Nationals in the federal and state governments.
Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the project will boost economic recovery and create jobs in the local community.
“The project includes bulk earthworks, the construction of a fenced dog park, as well as an access road, viewing areas, and a carpark,” Mr Hogan said.
“The project will also cover pathways, park furniture, shade shelters, dog agility equipment, a water station and landscaping.
“This project was identified by our community and will make a big difference locally, creating opportunities to increase employment and economic recovery.”
Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis described Corcoran Park as one of Grafton’s most prized community assets and well worthy of a spruce up.
“I daresay this delightful river spot has witnessed many a first kiss and more than the occasional marriage proposal,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“So, as we roar back to a post-COVID outdoor life, better facilities will be a welcome sight for visitors, be they armed with their picnic basket, their fishing gear, their water skis or their loyal companions to let off some energy in the new fenced dog park”.
“It is terrific to see the Nationals in Government, at both a State and Federal level, working with local government to deliver for the communities we represent.”
The funding comes from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package which is one part of the $4.5 billion overarching bushfire support program co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments for bushfire recovery, response and preparedness in NSW.
For further information, visit www.nsw.gov.au/blerfund