Construction of an amenities building and park improvements at Riverside Park and the upgrade of infrastructure at Bladwell Park will soon be delivered in Goulburn thanks to Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman made the announcement of funding the $199,575 project for Riverside Park and $290,000 project for Bladwell Park today alongside Goulburn Mulwaree Council who will be delivering the project.

“The Riverside Park project will deliver much needed disability compliant amenities, picnic facilities, shade and complement the highly desired Pump Track (which was announced last year) for the popular community space,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“This funding will also provide Bladwell Park on Lisgar Street with new, functional, safe and inclusive playground equipment, a half basketball court and cricket net to replace the equipment that is currently closed and decrepit.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Peter Walker welcomed the funding for each project.

“Both of these are terrific projects to improve Goulburn. The Bladwell Park equipment has been closed for some time and Riverside Park is always popular – the community has been asking for these facilities. This funding will allow residents and visitors to stay and play for a longer time in safety and comfort”, Clr Walker said

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said in the past five years the Stronger Country Communities Fund had delivered more than 2000 grassroots projects, benefitting every Local Government Area in regional NSW.

“We all know how important it is for communities to have great places to come together to build social connections and boost their wellbeing,” Mr Toole said. 

“It’s the little things that make a big difference to the way we all work, live, play and do business, and the NSW Liberals and Nationals in Government are delivering the projects that make a difference to everyday life right across regional NSW.”

Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund is supporting local community and sporting infrastructure projects, street beautification, public programs and events that display the best of local character and community spirit.

The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure in the regions.