Time to make a splash in Tocumwal

Southern Riverina news - - RURAL OUTLOOK -

Ber­ri­gan Shire Coun­cil has plans back for the Tocumwal splash park, with the in­staller, Wa­ter Fea­tures by De­sign, ex­pected to start work this month, with a com­ple­tion date by Christ­mas.

Ber­ri­gan Shire Mayor Matt Han­nan said the de­signs had taken in­spi­ra­tion from the town’s his­tory.

‘‘The bomber de­sign is in line with the Tocumwal town plan and fur­ther en­hances the McIntyre Fields’ his­toric in­flu­ence in Tocumwal,’’ Cr Han­nan said.

‘‘The splash park will be a won­der­ful as­set to the town­ship of Tocumwal and not only at­trac­tive to lo­cals and our res­i­dents in neigh­bour­ing towns, but also an­other draw­card for tourists.’’

Project man­ager Nathan O’Con­nell said he was thrilled to be part of the devel­op­ment.

‘‘As a lo­cal with young chil­dren my­self, I can’t wait to see this project come to fruition,’’ he said.

‘‘The bomber de­sign is dy­namic and very dif­fer­ent to any splash park I have seen. It will be very colour­ful and in­ter­ac­tive, and in­cludes a huge wa­ter dump from an over­head plane.’’

NSW Mem­ber for Mur­ray Austin Evans said the splash park was an ex­cit­ing ad­di­tion to Tocumwal, which would get ex­ten­sive use by lo­cal fam­i­lies and those vis­it­ing the re­gion over sum­mer.

‘‘What a won­der­ful way for fam­i­lies to spend the warmer months; en­joy­ing the lovely Mur­ray river­side while the kids have a fan­tas­tic time in the splash park. I’m proud this gov­ern­ment is sup­port­ing this great project,’’ he said.

The Tocumwal splash park is part of the Mur­ray River Ex­pe­ri­ence, which has been awarded Restart NSW fund­ing as part of the Re­gional Growth — En­vi­ron­ment and Tourism Fund.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the Tocumwal splash park ex­pected to be com­pleted by Christ­mas.

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