Funds for park, mu­seum


Alexan­dra’s Pi­o­neer Park will get a $40,000 con­tri­bu­tion to­ward new equip­ment, fol­low­ing a grant from the Cen­tral Lakes Trust.

A play­ground as­sess­ment ear­lier iden­ti­fied equip­ment in the ju­nior play­ground needed re­plac­ing to meet New Zealand play­ground safety stan­dards.

The project will in­clude re­lo­cat­ing the ju­nior play area ad­ja­cent to the se­nior play area in or­der to pro­vide more space for mar­kets and com­mu­nity events un­der the trees.

The to­tal cost of the project is $140,664, with $100,000 be­ing contributed by the Vin­cent Com­mu­nity Board. It is ex­pected to be com­pleted by De­cem­ber this year.

This was one of 14 grants, to­talling over $300,000 that Cen­tral Lakes Trust ap­proved at its lat­est fund­ing round.

An­other project to get a sig­nif­i­cant fund­ing boost of $90,000 from the Trust was the Lakes District Mu­seum to help it build a be­low­street level stor­age fa­cil­ity.

Presently the mu­seum stor­age is in­ad­e­quate, hard to ac­cess and not ideal for ob­jects.

Lakes District Mu­seum di­rec­tor David Clarke said it would fu­ture­proof the mu­seum’s ca­paci­bil­i­ties.

The trust has ap­proved grants worth over $2.5 mil­lion in the first three months of its cur­rent fi­nan­cial year.

Lakes District Mu­seum, in Ar­row­town.

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