Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today announced over $792,000 in funding for a range of local improvement projects for Crown land reserves and community facilities in the region.

Mrs Tuckerman said the funding is being provided by the NSW Government under its Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

“It’s fantastic to report $792,148 has been secured for regional projects this year under the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund program to maintain and upgrade local reserves as well as facilities located on them,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“This funding will see infrastructure updates to reserves, golf courses, caravan park and showgrounds as well as weed and pest control on our reserves.”

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government is providing $51.7 million from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund this year to support 705 maintenance and upgrade projects on Crown reserves across the State.

“This year’s fund has received a $40 million boost to support communities that have been impacted by bushfires and COVID-19, to fund infrastructure improvements and support jobs for local trades and materials suppliers,” Mrs Pavey said.

“Protecting and enhancing Crown land reserves is essential for the well-being of communities and our environment, and to support recreation, tourism, business, and local economies.”
Local projects being funded include:

• $253,020 to upgrade tennis courts, construct and fit out a new BBQ area on the Binda Recreation Reserve.
• $129,600 to upgrade water and electrical connections, install lighting and CCTV cameras on the Crookwell Caravan Park.
• $97,554 to construct a bitumen driveway and replace, re-level and reline internal stage flooring and walls, and relocate the electricity meter box at Robertson School of Arts.
• $63,000 to remove 40 dead and dangerous trees along a walking track on the Tully Park Golf Course.
• $41,910 to remove flood debris from a waterway at Barbers Creek at Tallong Picnic and Recreation Reserve.
• $29,191 to install posts and cabling to manage access on Oallen Ford reserve.
• $28,545 to remove dangerous trees and fire hazard timber debris from fallen trees on the Goulburn Golf Course.
• $18,568 to paint the Dalton Public Hall.
• $16,379 to control feral deer on the Parish Reserve for Joadja.
• $14,000 to install a new boundary fence and safe access points on the Crown reserve to protect high conservation value box-gum grassy woodland and maintain open space amenity within Murrumbateman village.
• $13,200 to control blackberry weeds along Kelly’s Creek at Moss Vale from Iona Park Road to Wingecarribee River.
• $13,052 to repair the floors on the Moss Vale Showground.
• $11,998 to repair and upgrade the caretaker’s cottage on the Yass Showground.
• $10,172 to control weeds in the area adjacent to Caalang Creek.
• $10,857 to control weeds to create a buffer along the boundary between Crown land and residential properties at Berrima.
• $9,152 to control wild dogs and foxes in the Brindabella and Wee Jasper area.
• $8,945 to control blackberry weeds on the Goulburn Recreation Area.
• $8,800 to resurface the driveway at the Berrima Scout Camp.
• $6,280 to control weeds on vacant Crown land adjoining Bundanoon Cemetery.
• $2,624 to control weeds on Howick Street, Bungonia.
• $2,200 to control weeds on Crown Land at Kangiara.
• $2,085 to purchase and install four self-closing cattle resistant pedestrian gates at entrances and cattle transit points on the Gundaroo Common.
• $1,016 to control blackberry weed at the entrance to Berrima River Reserve.