NSW Government funds $650K towards Anna Bay’s Robinson Reserve Revamp

MLC Catherine Cusack with Deputy Mayor Sarah Smith and Liberal party Candidate Jaimie Abbott at Robinson Reserve. Photo by Marian Sampson.
MLC Catherine Cusack with Deputy Mayor Sarah Smith and Liberal party Candidate Jaimie Abbott at Robinson Reserve. Photo by Marian Sampson.

 

PORT Stephens Duty MLC Catherine Cusack was back in the Bay this week with more funds, this time it’s Anna Bay’s Robinson Reserve that is set to gain under a $650,000 grant for improved infrastructure.

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The funds will be used by Council for the second stage for the Birubi Point Aboriginal Place project.

The second stage of the work includes a whale watching viewing platform and interpretive signage as well as car park new showers and drinking station upgrades at Robinson Reserve.

This is a definite win for Anna Bay as Robinson Reserve will be transformed with a new skate park, a new playground with softfall and new amenities being installed.

Families will be able to enjoy the new BBQ’s and park furniture, with the transformation set to create a truly welcoming gateway to beautiful Birubi Beach.

Port Stephens Liberal Candidate, Jaimie Abbott, said she was very excited to see the funding for Stage Two of the project.

“Birubi Point is culturally significant to the Traditional Custodians of the area, the Worimi people, who still use the area today. The history and connection that the Worimi people have to the land is demonstrated through abundant relics and resources collected in the area over thousands of years.”

“To ensure its protection, a large portion of this beautiful landscape was sanctioned as an Aboriginal Place by the NSW Government. This funding will further enable teaching about Worimi ancestry and culture to current and future generations,” Ms Abbott said.

Local Rob Duff, past president and Life Member of Birubi Surf Life Saving Club told News Of The Area, “I want skaters to get input into the skate park making sure that it meets the needs of locals and helps to create ownership of the new facility for our young people.”

Locals and visitors alike can look forward to the improved infrastructure which will help Port Stephens deliver better lifestyle options to residents and visitors alike.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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