Anderson Park amenities go ahead

THE impassioned appeals of Valla residents rang loud and clear at last week’s meeting of the Nambucca Shire Council.

They packed the gallery to plead for council to honour a commitment to build an amenities block at Anderson Park.

Michael Major from the Anderson Park sub-committee of the Valla Beach Hall Committee said an amenities block was first promised in the early 1990s.

“It is an under-utilised and under-resourced green patch in the middle of Valla,” Mr Major said.

“It should be a place for all the community to use but it needs amenities to be established.”

Mr Major said Anderson Park had been identified as a hub for under 7s soccer players, was used for rugby training and was very popular with skaters.

Peter Veryard said he was frustrated and angry that Anderson Park seemed to have disappeared from Council’s masterplan, despite proceeds from the sale of land on Max Graham Drive and Section 94 contributions being allocated to it.

“The community has already done a lot of work and now we want the council to honour its promise to establish some facilities this year,” Mr Veryard said.

The mayor, Councillor Rhonda Hoban, said a grant for $500,000 was being sought to fund the building of amenities at Anderson Park.

She put a motion for staff to prepare a report on how council might be able to fund and build an amenities block by the end of the year.

When it was carried unanimously the packed gallery erupted into applause.



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