Big boost at Moama re­serve

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

MOAMA lo­cals can look for­ward to fur­ther up­grades at the Moama Re­cre­ation Re­serve thanks to fund­ing from round two of the NSW Gov­ern­ment’s Stronger Coun­try Com­mu­ni­ties Fund.

Mur­ray River Coun­cil was awarded $736,053 to de­velop Zone 2 of the Moama Re­cre­ation Re­serve, which in­cludes car park­ing, land­scap­ing, light­ing and an ad­di­tional bar­be­cue area.

Deputy Mayor Gen Camp­bell wel­comed the fund­ing, adding there were var­i­ous events and com­pe­ti­tions held in this par­tic­u­lar area of the re­serve.

“Our lo­cal soc­cer and ath­let­ics groups are heavy users of this space,’’ she said.

‘‘The in­stal­la­tion of light­ing will ex­tend the avail­able use of the oval while the bar­be­cue fa­cil­i­ties and land­scaped ar­eas will be a wel­come ad­di­tion for both play­ers and spec­ta­tors.’’

The Zone 2 works will now co­in­cide with the $3.9 mil­lion Zone 1 project im­prove­ments funded un­der Mur­ray River Coun­cil’s Stronger Com­mu­ni­ties Fund­ing as well as the $384,294 Zone 4 up­grades funded un­der the first round of the State Gov­ern­ment’s Stronger Coun­try Com­mu­ni­ties Fund.

The Zone 2 area cov­ers the ex­ist­ing sport­ing fields used for soc­cer, lit­tle ath­let­ics, touch foot­ball and com­mu­nity events.

Cr Camp­bell added the im­prove­ments to car park­ing will in­crease safety at the re­serve by seg­re­gat­ing ve­hi­cles and pedes­tri­ans.

“These type of im­prove­ments will cer­tainly go a long way for the user groups and will also make it eas­ier for all com­mu­nity mem­bers to stay in­volved in lo­cal recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties,” she said.

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