Stage One of the Wharf Landside Works at Sturt Reserve have been officially opened today by the Rural City of Murray Bridge Mayor Brenton Lewis and Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP.
This project was made possible thanks to $450,000 from the Coalition’s Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said today, this is yet another Federal Government investment in social capital at Sturt Reserve and the wider Murraylands community.
“I advocated strongly within Federal Government for funding from round three of the Coalition Government’s Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program for the wharf shelter and it forms part of a much bigger picture of Federal Government investment into Sturt Reserve,” Mr Pasin said.
The wharf shelter has created a sheltered community space and perfectly complements the newly developed Murray Bridge Rowing Club and the recently completed recreation precinct’s landscaping and lighting.
The wharf design celebrates European History (Wharf Factories & Rail) and Ngarrindjeri Cultural Stories and artwork.
“The Rural City of Murray Bridge’s Riverfront Strategy identified opportunities that encourage more interaction and integration between social, economic and environmental outcomes. Sturt Reserve Precinct Plan will achieve these outcomes and I’m thrilled to have successfully delivered Federal Government funding to make these projects possible,” Mr Pasin said.
Thanks to Mr Pasin’s advocacy within the Coalition Government, Federal funding contributions into the Sturt Reserve redevelopement total almost $6 million for projects including the Murray Bridge Rowing Club, the War Memorial, recreation precinct, landscape and lighting, boat ramp facilities and wharf upgrades.
“It’s fantastic to see Sturt Reserve continue to progress. I’m looking forward to coming back and celebrating the next exciting chapter in the overall project. It’s all part of my plan to make the Murraylands a better place to live, work and raise a family,” Mr Pasin said.
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