OVER the busy holiday periods, Providence Bay Park in Hawks Nest often looks more like a car park than a playground but that’s all about to change.
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A little over $300,000 is about to be spent refurbishing the amenities area and installing new playground equipment.
The funding has come from a joint contribution of $155,000 from State Government’s $200 million Stronger Country Communities Fund and $150,000 from MidCoast Council.
“Stronger Country Communities funding is an investment in local infrastructure to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of our region.”
“This funding will help us do exactly that,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald said.
“This is a terrific win for the local community, in an area that caters for both young families and tourists”, MidCoast Council’s Mayor, David West said.
“Our region is all about enjoying a social, active lifestyle and improvements to our outdoor facilities are another way to promote a strong sense of community”.
Councillor Troy Fowler was pleased to see collaboration between the State Government and Council delivering upgrades for the community across the MidCoast LGA.
“I’d like to acknowledge the proactive work by Council staff to engage with these grant programs.”
“Council staff are always on the front foot for opportunities to better our community,“ Mr Fowler said.
The second round of Stronger Country Communities is now open to all Councils across NSW, applications to be submitted by close of business on Friday 4 May.
By Margie TIERNEY