Parkes Shire Council has delivered nine new projects with just over $1.23m committed under the second phase of the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program. The projects include:
• New multipurpose courts at Peak Hill to enable the community to engage in tennis, basketball, netball, and other sports.
• Parking and pedestrian access to both sides of Harrison Park complex, providing dramatically increased safety for all.
• New cricket nets at Berryman Oval in Trundle to provide modern accessible nets for practise by all members of the community and adds to the work being undertaken at the precinct.
• Additional mitigation works at Cheney Oval to reduce the impact of salinity on the turf surface and provide new drainage across half the oval surface,.
• New pathways to provide accessibility to the McGlynn complex for netball and hockey supporters and players.
• More shared pathways to provide active lifestyle opportunities along East Street, Parkes.
• Solar lighting around the Memorial Hill precinct.
• Furniture for the new Pavilion facility in Cooke Park.
• Proper goal posts at Pioneer Oval.
Councillor Ken Keith OAM, Mayor of Parkes Shire said “This new funding opportunity for local councils across Australia has been wonderful as it has funded many community projects that were not eligible under other funding programs.”
“It has allowed Council to deliver projects across the Shire that support active lifestyles and ways to enjoy our great outdoors as well as offering improved safety at some key locations,” he added.
Federal Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack MP said he was delighted to deliver $6,632,212 in LRCI funding to Parkes Shire through the first three phases of the program.