Fund­ing to boost Li­ons Park up­grades

Narrogin Observer - - Observer News - Laura Gru­bisa

The $774,000 re­de­vel­op­ment of Wil­liams’ Li­ons Park has been given a fi­nan­cial boost af­ter it was an­nounced that a grant of $360,000 had been al­lo­cated to the project through the first round of the Build­ing Bet­ter Re­gions Fund.

Mem­ber for O’Con­nor Rick Wil­son an­nounced the fund­ing was suc­cess­ful last week, as well as a $10 mil­lion grant for a re­gional hous­ing ini­tia­tive ser­vic­ing sever- al shires in the Great Southern.

The play ar­eas at the new Li­ons Park have been de­signed to be highly vis­i­ble from Al­bany High­way to en­cour­age some of the 4000 ve­hi­cles that pass through Wil­liams each day to stop in town be­fore con­tin­u­ing on the road.

Mr Wil­son said the fund­ing would have far-reach­ing ben­e­fits.

“I’m sure lo­cal busi­nesses will be pleased with the in­creased num­ber of peo­ple stop­ping in the town but there’s a safety com­po­nent in en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to take a break when com­mut­ing be­tween Perth and the Great Southern.”

The re­de­vel­op­ment project in­volves the re­fur­bish­ment and re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of the park and in­cludes pub­lic open space im­prove­ments, ablu­tion up­grades and the con­struc­tion of two new play ar­eas. The play ar­eas have been de­signed to cater for a wider range of users com­pared to the ex­ist­ing play area which is lim­ited to very young chil­dren.

Mem­ber for O'Con­nor Rick Wil­son MP with John Cowcher from the Shire of Wil­liams.

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