Morgo Street Reserve in Urunga will be upgraded to become a premier tourism destination with better accessibility for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy, thanks to the Regional Tourism Activation Fund.
Nationals Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said $499,717 will install new accessible amenities and upgrade the existing path from the main entrance to the Morgo Street Reserve to an inclusive footpath.
“There will be new picnic benches with concrete pads to ensure adequate turning space for wheelchairs as well as new inclusive play equipment, interpretative signage, accessible toilets, a change room and an access ramp,” Ms Pavey said.
“Morgo Street Reserve is an important public asset that links the Urunga CBD with significant tourist attractions such as the popular Urunga Boardwalk and the Urunga Tidal Swimming Facility, and I’m thrilled to make this space more accessible to all.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Regional Tourism Activation Fund is helping establish unique tourism experiences that attract visitors and showcase what our regions have to offer.
“Projects backed through the Regional Tourism Activation Fund will give domestic and international visitors more great reasons to holiday away from the city,” Mr Toole said.
“We are ensuring everyone has the opportunity to experience our regional communities, with funding to support accessibility and inclusion improvements such as lifts in multi-level venues and clear access pathways.”
Under Stream One, grants of between $200,000 and $5 million were made available for projects delivering unique and high impact visitor experiences.
Stream Two provided grants of between $50,000 to $500,000 for projects aimed at improving the accessibility and inclusion of tourism experiences for people with disability.
The $30 million Regional Tourism Activation Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $2 billion Regional Growth Fund. For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/RTAFund.