NEW CAFE OWN­ERS

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THE GROUNDS of Cal­lide Dam fore­shore were filled with ex­cited chil­dren on Wed­nes­day as fam­i­lies came out for the grand opening of the new play­ground.

“Coun­cil was ex­tremely pleased with the turnout. It was a great com­mu­nity event and seemed to be en­joyed by all com­mu­nity mem­bers who at­tended,” a rep­re­sen­ta­tive said.

”It was fan­tas­tic to see so many peo­ple come out and en­joy the play­ground, have a sausage and en­joy the ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer.”

The Cal­lide Dam Re­cre­ation Area Play­ground project was fully funded us­ing $130,000 of Works for Queens­land pro­gram fund­ing.

“The com­bi­na­tion of dif­fer­ent play equip­ment and shade sails will pro­vide a sun-safe en­vi­ron­ment that chil­dren of all ages can en­joy,” the coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tive said.

“The in­stal­la­tion of this play­ground has en­hanced the dam fore­shore and will en­cour­age vis­i­tors to utilise one of the shire’s up and com­ing tourist des­ti­na­tions.”

As Cal­lide Dam turns into a bustling area, with the Lake Cal­lide Re­treat also up and run­ning, the coun­cil in­di­cated there could be more plans for the fore­shore in the fu­ture.

“At this point coun­cil is look­ing to gauge the ben­e­fit and use of the cur­rent fa­cil­i­ties and will re-eval­u­ate its po­si­tion on ex­tend­ing the fa­cil­i­ties pro­vided at this park at a fu­ture time.”

PHOTO: VANESSA JARRETT

PLAY TIME: Mayor Nev Fer­rier and di­rec­tor of coun­cil ser­vices John McDougall cut­ting the rib­bon to of­fi­cially open the play­ground.

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