THE NSW Government has awarded a grant of $8642 to the Clarence Valley Council, as corporate trust manager of Diggers Headland Reserve, the Minister for Lands, Tony Kelly, said yesterday.
"This funding is part of the Carr Government's strong and detailed plans to ensure Crown lands are regularly used by the community and are protected for our children and grandchildren," Mr Kelly said.
"The $8642 will help pay for the installation of barbecues as well as seating and tables arrangements," Mr Kelly said.
"This is a very popular reserve for camping, picnicking, bird and whale watching and beach access.
"Currently no tables or barbecues exist at this reserve and the addition of this facility will further enhance the area, ensuring both tourists and local residents can appreciate the breathtaking natural landscape.
"The upgrade for the Diggers Headland Reserve is one of many projects funded by the NSW Government through the Public Reserves Management Fund (PRMF).
"The Department of Lands administers the PRMF which is the source of funds for the improvement of Crown reserves throughout the state.
"Crown land reserves are a wonderful resource for the people of NSW.
"They encompass a diverse range of facilities and public spares ? everything from beaches and showgrounds to lighthouses and caravan parks."