New devel­op­ment opens with a splash

Southern Riverina news - - REAL ESTATE -

Open­ing of the new Tocumwal Splash Park was ‘‘a great day for Tocumwal and the re­gional com­mu­nity’’, Ber­ri­gan Shire Mayor Matt Han­nan told the of­fi­cial open­ing last week.

Cr Han­nan and Mem­ber for Mur­ray Austin Evans opened the new splash park, which is part of the mul­ti­mil­lion dol­lar fore­shore devel­op­ment along the Mur­ray.

Mr Evans and Tocumwal based coun­cil­lor Colin Jones both de­cided to try out the fa­cil­i­ties by get­ting dumped with wa­ter.

Cr Han­nan said the splash park pro­vides a safe and friendly en­vi­ron­ment for chil­dren to cool off and have some fun.

‘‘The splash park is one com­po­nent of a re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of the Tocumwal Fore­shore and coun­cil thanks the state gov­ern­ment for its fi­nan­cial sup­port, the Tocumwal Fore­shore Com­mit­tee of Man­age­ment for its co­op­er­a­tion and in­put and the com­mu­nity for its par­tic­i­pa­tion in the plan­ning pro­cesses that have shaped what we are open­ing to­day.

‘‘I would also like to thank all the con­trac­tors and coun­cil staff who have turned the dream into a re­al­ity.”

Mr Evans said Tocumwal’s new splash park and play space are part of Ber­ri­gan Shire’s re­ac­ti­va­tion of the Tocumwal fore­shore.

‘‘The splash park is a won­der­ful as­set for the Tocumwal com­mu­nity and I’m de­lighted the NSW Gov­ern­ment made it pos­si­ble.

‘‘The re­ac­ti­va­tion also in­cludes river ac­cess up­grades, levee works, re- devel­op­ment of the vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion cen­tre and streetscape work, all of which are go­ing to make the area a more at­trac­tive place to live and visit,” Mr Evans said.

Ber­ri­gan Shire coun­cil­lor Colin Jones and Mem­ber for Mur­ray Austin Evans are dumped by wa­ter at the Tocumwal Splash Park open­ing.

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