Valley scores 10 of 12 public reserve grants

TWELVE public reserves in the Clarence and Richmond valleys will be given a facelift to ensure they remain at the heart of the community, with 10 of them in the Clarence.

Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis yesterday announced the funding, under the NSW Government's Public Reserves Management Fund.

"Public reserves provide social and economic focal points for our local communities by providing halls for meetings and social activities, sportsgrounds, showgrounds, holiday parks, state parks, heritage sites, nature reserves, walking tracks, and recreational reserves," he said.

"This funding is so important for the managers of these important assets as it allows improvements to be made that will continue to benefit the community now and into the future."

The reserves include:

  •  South Head Park: Upgrade of beach access infrastructure at Pippi Beach Reserve and South Head Park.
  •  Hawthorne Rodeo Park: Upgrade of the main switch board.
  •  Lawrence Hall: Removal and replacement of existing disabled access ramp.
  •  Maclean Lookout: Installation of hand rails.
  •  Jackadgery Girl Guides: Installation of security screens, doors and solar 12volt lighting.
  •  Eatonsville Public Hall: Upgrade of the men's toilet facilities and the purchase of a ride-on mower.
  •  Copmanhurst War Memorial Hall: Redirection of storm water to the front of building and into concrete gutter.
  •  Ashby Community Centre and Public Recreation Reserve: Replacement of existing weather sails alongside the Hall and covering of the barbecue area with new weather sail.
  •  Maclean Rainforest: Strategic control of vines, scramblers and other weeds.
  •  Mountain View Park: Control of priority noxious and environmental weeds on various Crown Reserves within the Clarence Valley LGA.

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