Work pays off

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS - By Lach­lan Durl­ing

A year in the mak­ing and with the sup­port of many com­mu­nity groups, Kata­matite’s CR Wood Park is open.

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Mur­ray Damian Drum and Moira Shire Coun­cil­lor Ed Cox un­veiled the plaque on Oc­to­ber 29.

The $18 000 project was funded through $8000 from the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Stronger Com­mu­ni­ties pro­gram, $8000 from Moira Shire and $2000 from the Kata­matite Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Group.

Kata­matite Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Group mem­ber June Wood said the part­ner­ships were key to get­ting the idea off the ground.

‘‘This project was some­thing the group wanted to do and it’s been about a year since we de­cided to ap­ply for fund­ing,’’ she said.

‘‘It’s nice that it’s com­pleted and it looks re­ally good, es­pe­cially with the roses com­ing out now.’’

The roses and laven­der around the park were planted by the Kata­matite Pri­mary School chil­dren.

The park in­cludes a his­tory board, seat­ing, lawn, a flag pole and three mo­saic poles de­signed by Ker­rie Mur­rell and cre­ated by the Kata­matite com­mu­nity.

The group worked closely with the Co­bram Mo­ria Shire op­er­a­tions team through­out the project, a part­ner­ship Ms Wood said was in­te­gral.

‘‘Moira Shire were a great sup­port, they were be­hind us the whole way,’’ she said.

Mr Drum said the park was tes­ta­ment to small ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties com­ing to­gether to make great things hap­pen.

Open: Ker­rie Mur­rell, June Wood, Mark Nord­bye and Damian Drum cel­e­brate the big open­ing.

Come visit: The re­vamped park stands out like a bea­con with its big flag.

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