Public reserves get a boost from government funds
MORE than $180,000 to support the development, maintenance and improvement of public reserves across the Coffs Coast has been committed by the NSW Government.
Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, announced that under the latest round of the Public Reserves Management Fund Program, the NSW Government has allocated over $12 million in funding for upgrades to caravan parks, local parks and reserves, state parks and showground across the State.
"Public reserves are wonderful assets that are highly valued by local communities and are vital to the success of local sports, social clubs, business and tourism," Mr Fraser said.
"Showgrounds, caravan parks and local parks and reserves are the social and economic focal point of many of our local communities, and this funding will allow community trust managers to carry out improvements that will bring greater social and economic benefits to their local community."
As part of this funding boost, the Coffs Coast region will receive:
- $113,825 for the Coffs Harbour Showground
- $46,725 for the Urunga Scouts Reserve
- $21,070 for the Boambee Public Hall and Reserve
- $1,327 for the Upper Orara Recreation Reserve
"By supporting these vital projects the NSW Government is supporting and promoting economies in the Coffs Harbour electorate, as well as the role our wonderful local volunteers play in the ongoing management of the Crown reserve system," the Coffs Harbour member added.