Safety bar­rier for Nhill park

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Christmas Lights -

The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment will pro­vide more than $19,000 to Hind­marsh Shire Coun­cil to in­stall se­cu­rity fenc­ing be­tween Nhill’s Jaypex Park and a busy sec­tion of the Western High­way.

Mem­ber for Mallee An­drew Broad vis­ited Nhill to an­nounce the fund­ing as part of the gov­ern­ment’s stronger com­mu­ni­ties pro­gram.

“It is vi­tal that we keep our com­mu­nity safe and en­sure we are look­ing af­ter fam­i­lies and children who use these great fa­cil­i­ties at Jaypex Park so of­ten,” he said.

“This is a fan­tas­tic, open com­mu­nity space, but the Western High­way is one of the busiest stretches of road in our re­gion and we need to en­sure the safety of the com­mu­nity and our driv­ers. This project will do that.

“The stronger com­mu­ni­ties pro­gram is one of my favourite streams of fund­ing un­der our gov­ern­ment be­cause it looks at things right at a com­mu­nity level; ways that we can make our com­mu­ni­ties more in­volved, safer and our towns more vi­able.

“It is my plea­sure to an­nounce this fund­ing to the Hind­marsh Shire Coun­cil and I look for­ward to see­ing this new safety fence up in the new year.”

While at Nhill, Mr Broad vis­ited Nhill Avi­a­tion Her­itage Cen­tre to an­nounce fund­ing for dis­play cab­i­nets.

Mr Broad con­firmed the cen­tre had been suc­cess­ful un­der the stronger com­mu­ni­ties pro­gram in ap­ply­ing for a $5720 grant to dis­play her­itage Royal Aus­tralian Air­force uni­forms.

Mr Broad said the new cases would al­low the uni­forms to be dis­played in a safe en­vi­ron­ment.

The com­mu­nity has pro­vided the bal­ance of the over­all project cost of $12,171.

Ex­pec­ta­tions are that the uni­forms will be on dis­play in the three new cases by Fe­bru­ary.

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