Crookwell’s Clifton Park is now more accessible after the installation of new pathway.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman joined Mayor of Upper Lachlan Council John Stafford and Crookwell Neighbourhood Centre Coordinator Linda Stephenson to officially open the path today.
The $112,189 project, initiated by the Crookwell Neighbourhood Centre, funded by the first round of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, was recently installed by Upper Lachlan Shire Council’s Works and Operations Department. The new concrete footpath circles around the perimeter of the park and links the outdoor gymnasium, children’s playground, skate park and cricket nets. In addition to the path, the project involved construction of a wheelchair-accessible sheltered BBQ area and solarpowered lighting.
Mrs Tuckerman said the footpath would provide residents with improved access for yearround use – especially for young families with prams and scooters or during times when dew and frost is a factor.
“The funding from Stronger Country Communities is about improving the lives of our residents and attractiveness of our region through investment in local infrastructure. I’m delighted to see that this project is encouraging the community to get outdoors, get active and engage in healthy lifestyles,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Mayor John Stafford thanked the NSW Government for the investment in the Shire and congratulated the Crookwell Neighbourhood Centre on being the driving force for this project.
“This new connecting path, combined with the BBQ installation and shelter, will be well valued by residents and visitors alike – I can see that Clifton Park is the place to be this summer.”
Crookwell Neighbourhood Centre Coordinator Linda Stephenson said the Centre is proud to be part of this project.
“It shows that when State and Local Government work with Community Groups and Nonprofit organisations, projects like this have long reaching health and welfare benefits for the whole community.” Ms Stephenson said.
The Stronger Country Communities fund is from the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to improve economic growth and productivity through investment in regional communities.
The Stronger Country Communities Fund round two is now open, further details can be found at http://www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.