Fund­ing helps speed up recre­ational de­vel­op­ment

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Work on a ma­jor tourist at­trac­tion in Ba­rooga has started ear­lier than af­ter a fund­ing boost from the NSW Govern­ment.

A $489,000 cash in­jec­tion from the Stronger Coun­try Com­mu­ni­ties Fund will fund works on an ad­ven­ture-style play­ground through to stage three.

Ber­ri­gan Shire Mayor Matthew Han­nan said once com­pleted, the six-stage de­vel­op­ment would at­tract young fam­i­lies to the area.

‘‘This is some­thing which will en­hance the ex­pe­ri­ence for vis­i­tors and we want Berri- gan Shire to be a place that is invit­ing and at­trac­tive as a whole,’’ Cr Han­nan said.

‘‘It will be great for the lo­cals too, both in terms of them to be able to utilise the play­ground but also value-adding to the ex­ist­ing hos­pi­tal­ity busi­nesses in the area.’’

Cr Han­nan said the play­ground would be a draw­card for the com­mu­nity and ex­pected fur­ther ap­pli­ca­tions for fund­ing to pro­pel the works.

‘‘It’ll be a good day trip for fam­i­lies be­cause it’s some­thing dif­fer­ent to do along the river,’’ he said.

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