The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is investing over $202,000 upgrading and maintaining local community facilities and reserves, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman announced today.

 Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the investment is part of the $16.5 million Crown Reserves Improvement Fund to upgrade reserves and facilities on Crown lands in regional communities doing it tough.

“Regional NSW is in the grip of the worst drought on record. It’s important that each of our regional towns have places to come together as a community which is why we are investing in upgrades to these local facilities,” Mrs Pavey said.

“Crown land covers 42 per cent of the state and is designed to be used by the people of NSW and support organisations that are the lifeblood of our communities.

The investment includes:

  • $29,820 towards construction of a shade and storage shelter, and purchase of new playground equipment including swing sets, and a water tank and pump at Towrang Park.
  • $21,150 to repair the pavilion roof and floor at Jerrawa Showground.
  • $18,162 to replace the water bore at Gundaroo Park.
  • $17,900 towards a new multi-purpose building at the Reids Flat Recreation Reserve to replace the existing bar and storage shed.
  • $52,197 will be used by Crown Lands to remove sediment from Wee Jasper Creek, repair its northern bank and install rock scour protection to repair and guard against erosion.
  • $12,375 will be used by Crown Lands to inspect and assess the safety of mature trees and for minor vegetation work at Wee Jasper Reserve.
  • $2,959 for a geotechnical and wastewater studies to determine the best location for toilet and barbecue facilities at Bungonia Park.
  • $47,655 will also be invested in weed control on Crown reserves across the region. This is important to protect our local ecology, keep our public reserves healthy and functional, and protect neighbouring lands.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said one of these investments, the new pavilion roof and floor at Jerrawa Showground will keep the facility safer for the community’s groups and activities.

Repair of the roof and flooring will make the pavilion more inviting for our Showground’s visitors.” Mrs Tuckerman said.