INVESTING IN PUBLIC RESERVES IN THE TAMWORTH ELECTORATE
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today announced more than $165,000 has been allocated to development, maintenance and improvement of public reserves across the Tamworth Electorate.
Mr Anderson said a number of public reserves across the electorate would be revamped following successful applications to the 2015/2016 Public Reserve Management Fund Program.
“Public reserves offer important social and economic benefits to our community, providing areas of interest and activity such as halls for meetings and social activities, sportsgrounds, showgrounds, walking tracks, camping grounds, parks and reserves”. Mr Anderson said.
“Ongoing funding for public reserves is essential, as it allows these assets to be maintained and improved now and into the future.
Some of the initiatives being funded for the Tamworth electorate this year include:
- Upgrading the PCYC Tamworth Cottage roof
- New kitchen at Watson’s Creek hall
- Extension of the boat ramp at Split Rock Dam Reserve
- Replacement of Gunnedah showground fencing
- Noxious weed and feral animal control at a number of reserves
“We have 700 reserves which are looked after by volunteers, and I am proud the NSW Government is supporting these reserves that are often the backbone to our local communities.” Minister for Lands Niall Blair said.
“By supporting these vital projects we are supporting the role our professional and volunteer managers of Crown reserves play in the management of the Crown reserve system,” Mr Anderson concluded.