Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said the construction of improved facilities at Berri’s Colin Jennings Apex Park are well underway.

The Federal Government has committed $299,755 to help bring this project to fruition.

The Berri Barmera Council has received a total of $1,384,104 via the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program to fund this and other projects across the Council area.

“This funding under the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program enables Berri Barmera Council to deliver community facility and infrastructure improvements and upgrades across the council area.” Mr Pasin said.

“I am so pleased that this Federal Government funding will support worthwhile projects, like the Colin Jennings Apex Park Revitalisation, for communities throughout the Berri Barmera Council.” Mr Pasin said.

“The revitalisation of Berri’s Colin Jennings Apex Park will incorporate improvements including an upgrade of the previous BMX track to a versatile pump track which can be used by bike riders, skateboarders and scooter riders of all abilities. Complimenting this will be an off-grid solar BBQ shelter and associated amenities so park users can spend extended time enjoying this space.” Mr Pasin said.

“Finalising the upgrades will be new fencing bringing the whole area together to deliver a unique and enjoyable public open space that provides positive health and wellbeing opportunities for the Berri and wider Riverland community.” Mr Pasin said.

Berri Barmera Council Mayor Peter Hunt said “Council are grateful for the Phase 1 allocation of $299, 755 under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

“It has allowed us to invest into an upgrade of the Colin Jennings Apex Park in Berri where we have been able to convert the old BMX track to a Pump Track, provide additional play equipment, install an off-grid solar BBQ shelter, construct new footpaths as well as upgrade the dog park fence.” Mayor Hunt said.

“As an outcome of community feedback it has allowed us to turn this park into a community space that users of all ages will enjoy, improving the liveability and attractiveness of our town.” Mayor Hunt said.