Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has earlier today announced $80,000 funding to help construct a Nature Adventure Playground for Shoalhaven Heads.
The Lions Club of Shoalhaven Heads Inc. requested the funding which will see Pepper Reserve transformed into maze of opportunities for children and young people of our district.
Mr Ward joined with Lions and members of the Shoalhaven Heads community to make the announcement this morning.
“Shoalhaven Heads Lions and the Shoalhaven Heads Community Forum continue to work so hard to serve the people in our wonderful village. When you secure grant funding for them, you know it will go a long way,” Mr Ward said.
“Working with the Shoalhaven Heads Forum, we secured NSW Government funding to help support the establishment of the Pump Track at Shoalhaven Heads. This has been a huge success and with so many young families living at the Heads, I know this investment will be welcomed by parents and carers.
“Shoalhaven Heads has a beautiful local environment and this nature adventure playground will enhance and transform Pepper Reserve.
“COVID may have stopped lots of things, but it won’t stop my enthusiasm for working hard and getting results that make a real difference for our community.
“My thanks goes to the Heads Lions and the Shoalhaven Heads Forum for all their hard work on this and so many other local projects," Mr Ward said.
Robert Russell from the Lions Club of Shoalhaven Heads said this was a fantastic announcement for locals.
“This funding will go a long way to improving local community infrastructure in Shoalhaven Heads. We at Lions thank Gareth and the NSW Government for their continued support of our town,” Mr Russell said.
The NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said that $100 million was being distributed across regional NSW, with regional communities set to benefit from more than 550 new projects.
“Locals across regional NSW are seeing the benefits of rounds one and two of the Fund, with projects making a big difference to everyday life, from new playgrounds loved by kids to light towers illuminating sporting fields,” Mr Barilaro said.
“We are funding grassroots projects that make a real difference to each community, and we know how important it is to support our regional towns with new infrastructure and programs.”
The $400 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is being invested in local programs and infrastructure that improve the lives of people living in regional NSW.
For more information, please visit the website at: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.