• Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has joined the Coorong District Council and the Meningie community to officially open the new Coorong Community Skate Park today.


The $320,000 project was supported with $200,000 in funding from the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program, a former Coalition Government initiative.


Mr Pasin said the LRCI program was unique in that it responds to expressed local needs rather than being invested via top down determined priorities and strategies.


“I’m incredibly proud of the support provided to Local Government through the LRCI Program because it’s projects like this that ensure our productive and vibrant region remains strong, resilient and prosperous in the long term,” Mr Pasin said.


The $3.25 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program supports Local Government around Australia to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects, creating jobs and long-lasting benefits for communities.


The Meningie community is benefitting from the program which is also funding the Meningie North Jetty and the Sailing Club Beach.


“It’s all part of ensuring that local communities remain a great place to live, work and raise a family,” Mr Pasin said.


The Coorong District council contributed $120,000 to the project which was a community led project, driven by local youth.


The Skate park, located within the Oval and recreation precinct, is approximately 300m2 and will cater for a variety of demographic and skill levels. The new infrastructure compliments the surrounding facilities within the precinct and provides a safe and welcoming environment for outdoor recreation within the community.


“This is a fantastic example of a collaborative project, driven by community to bring social, health and wellbeing benefits and giving the local young people a place and purpose. All those involved in seeing this project come to fruition should be extremely proud. It’s fantastic that the younger generation are having imput into their community and being proactive about driving positive change,” Mr Pasin said.



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