Those living in Beachport are set to benefit from brand new play equipment and associated landscaping after the completion of the Susan Wilson Memorial Playground.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin who opened the new playground on Monday 6 December, said this is a special day for the Beachport community and all those involved in this project.
“I am pleased the Federal Government was able to deliver funding of $200,000 via the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program towards this council led project.” Mr Pasin said.
The new playground includes a giant pirate ship, with plenty of sand play, climbing rope equipment, flying fox, slides and swings.
“This is a great example of a project that not only brings children and community together to enjoy the final outcome, but it’s wonderful to see community cooperation involved.” Mr Pasin said.
“It’s an extremely impressive playground and I have no doubt this will bring visitors from afar to visit Beachport.” Mr Pasin said.
Wattle Range Council Chief Executive Officer, Ben Gower said Wattle Range Council is appreciative of the federal government’s significant contribution to this important community infrastructure project.
“As well as providing a wonderful playground for our local community, projects of this nature provide a welcomed boost to visitor numbers and have positive flow through effects for small business and the local economy.” Mr Gower said.
Beachport Lions Club (who are very famous for their donuts) also contributed a lot of time and effort to this fantastic project.
Beachport Lions Club Member Mike Coonan said Beachport is a very vibrant community.
“The Lions Club has established a great relationship with the Council enabling us to work together assisting with projects benefiting the Beachport community.” Mr Coonan said.
“A total of 130 hours was donated by the Lions Club members to build the boundary fence and a red gum archway, with the BBQ area render work still yet to be completed.” Mr Coonan said.
“We thank the Council for reimbursing all project materials used and look forward to continuing to work on future projects together.” Mr Coonan said.
Mr Pasin said he will work closely with the Wattle Range Council to ensure local projects continue to get underway and support jobs and businesses in the region.
“We know how important these developments and upgrades are for our communities because we recognise the social and community benefits that come from increased activity as well as keeping our communities a safe place to live.” Mr Pasin said.
More information on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is available at investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/local-roads-community-infrastructure-program.