Work pays off
A year in the making and with the support of many community groups, Katamatite’s CR Wood Park is open.
Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum and Moira Shire Councillor Ed Cox unveiled the plaque on October 29.
The $18 000 project was funded through $8000 from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities program, $8000 from Moira Shire and $2000 from the Katamatite Community Action Group.
Katamatite Community Action Group member June Wood said the partnerships were key to getting the idea off the ground.
‘‘This project was something the group wanted to do and it’s been about a year since we decided to apply for funding,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s nice that it’s completed and it looks really good, especially with the roses coming out now.’’
The roses and lavender around the park were planted by the Katamatite Primary School children.
The park includes a history board, seating, lawn, a flag pole and three mosaic poles designed by Kerrie Murrell and created by the Katamatite community.
The group worked closely with the Cobram Moria Shire operations team throughout the project, a partnership Ms Wood said was integral.
‘‘Moira Shire were a great support, they were behind us the whole way,’’ she said.
Mr Drum said the park was testament to small rural communities coming together to make great things happen.
Open: Kerrie Murrell, June Wood, Mark Nordbye and Damian Drum celebrate the big opening.
Come visit: The revamped park stands out like a beacon with its big flag.