Goulburn Mulwaree Council has been awarded $200,000 as part of the final round of the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play program.

Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman said the program supports councils to build new or upgrade existing playspaces, to improve inclusivity across NSW.

“This grant is a win for the entire Marulan community. It means that Council can build a fantastic playground for everyone to enjoy, regardless of age, ability or cultural background,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

General Manager Warwick Bennett welcomed the announcement.

“Marulan is one of our fastest growing areas, and it is great to have the support of the NSW Government to develop community facilities like this playground in our regional towns.

“Council will tip in $200,000 alongside this grant application, to create a brilliant playground in a similar style to the recently completed Riverside Park playground in Goulburn.

“We will look to cater for young children right through to teenagers with this playground, and incorporate pathways, seating and family areas”,

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the fourth and final round of the program will support 33 projects in 29 local government areas throughout NSW.

“Since 2018 we’ve invested $15 million into 108 new or improved playspaces throughout Greater Sydney and regional NSW and we’re thrilled to continue building on that investment across the state.”

The Everyone Can Play program was established in 2018 as part of the $290 million Open Spaces and Greener Sydney package. It supports the Government’s priority of increasing access to quality, walkable, green and open public space.

For more information, go to http://www.everyonecanplay.nsw.gov.au