Rotary Club of Salamander Bay’s New Park Facilities At George Reserve Won’t Be Used Until After Lockdown


GEORGE Reserve is a District Park on the Tomaree Peninsula, one that normally sees a huge number of visitors during the holidays and daily from locals accessing the beach.

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We will have to wait until the lockdown is lifted or eased to use the great new seating area.

In 2018 the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay were the recipients of the 2018 Community Building Partnership Grant, at the time Ina George was the Club’s President.

The funds were used on the District Park which was sadly in need of an upgrade, the works from the grant project are now complete with the removal of some very old seating, the placement of a large concrete pad and the installation of four sets of tables and chairs and an under-cover seating.

There is more to come at the park with new play equipment high on the agenda for the park.

Ina George, past president of the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay, told News Of The Area, “We’d like to see some good playground equipment for children at the reserve.”

The Rotary Club has also successfully secured $10,000 in funding through Meryl Swanson’s office for playground equipment and council has also committed a substantial amount towards this next stage of work.

Council had scheduled for the barbeque and toilet block to be replaced with works originally planned for July this year however this schedule may alter due to the current COVID-19 situation.

Ina George has a family connection to George Reserve and is keen to see it as a District Park that locals can be proud of and enjoy using the space.

George Reserve is just one of the foreshore parks which is subject to foreshore erosion and there are hopes that foreshore stabilisation can be achieved.

The granted funds of $35,500 have created an investment in the future enjoyment of the park for residents and visitors alike.

The park is seeing plenty of social distancing use as locals access the beach for exercise, with walking, sailing and kayaking high on the agenda of many locals during lockdown.



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