Safety barrier for Nhill park
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.