New development opens with a splash
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.