The ageing playground in Bingara’s CWA Park is set for a major upgrade thanks to $284,763 of State Government funding, announced today by Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
Mr Marshall said the grant, provided under the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund, would be put to good use by Gwydir Shire Council completely replace the ageing children’s play equipment with a modern and expanded range of rides, swings and facilities.
“This is an exciting project for Bingara, especially local young families,” Mr Marshall said.
“The current playground is looking pretty tired and worn and while still functional, is nowhere near the standard council would like to provide its community and visitors.
“The upgrade will include the removal of the existing playground and the installation of a new playground with a 25 metre skyrider, a multi-playground unit and a nest swing for children 2-14 years of age.
“Funding will also go towards putting in soft fall material, connecting pathways, a new shade structure and playground new fencing.
“This project follows the recent completion of the new undercover netball/basketball courts at Gwydir Oval, which has become a real centrepiece public space in the community.
“Well done to Gwydir Shire Council for securing the funds to upgrade the playground.”
Gwydir Shire Mayor John Coulton welcomed the funding and said they were excited for the project to get underway.
“The new playground will instil a strong sense of place as well as improving accessibility through a concrete ramp at the entrance and a rubber surface connecting to most play activities,” Cr Coulton said.
“The existing fencing would be relocated and a new fence added to fully enclose the playground.
“A portion of the grant money will also be used to replace the soft fall at APEX Park in Warialda and install additional shade sails at Captain Cook Park in Warialda.
“Thank you to Adam and the State Government for their continued support of our district.”