As part of the NSW Government’s $200 million Stronger Country Communities fund, the Mid-Western Council has received a $800,000 to go ahead with plans to build a children’s waterpark at Mudgee’s Lawson Park.
The Stronger Country Communities fund is one of the six funds that make up the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is designed to improve economic growth and productivity through investment in regional communities.
Mr Grant said the NSW Government’s significant investment will provide residents with improved facilities the whole region can enjoy.
“This is fantastic news for Mudgee,” Mr Grant said.
“Our community has been calling out for upgrades to local facilities and I’m thrilled these can now be carried out.
“Stronger Country Communities funding is an investment in local infrastructure to improve the lives of residents and enhance the attractiveness of our region – this funding will help us do exactly that,” Mr Grant said.
Mid-Western Regional Council Mayor, Des Kennedy said the funding is a welcome investment for the region.
“A water park was identified as one of the top three priority projects by residents during consultation for the Mid-Western Region Towards 2030 Community Plan.
“This exciting new facility will provide a family friendly activity for residents and visitors to enjoy.”
Mr Grant said the Stronger Country Communities Fund targets smaller-sized projects that nevertheless have the capacity to make a big difference to the lives of country people.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting the people of regional NSW, by investing in the facilities, parks, halls and playgrounds they need, want and deserve.”
“The Stronger Country Communities fund is a once-in-a-generation investment and I’m excited for the people of regional NSW to start seeing these projects pop up all over the place,” Mr Grant said.
The planned park for Mudgee is comparable to Dubbo’s waterpark at Elston Park.