Member for Barker Tony Pasin, has welcomed $25,000 for Sherlock Community Centre for investigative play for all ages with a new playground.

With a focus on men’s mental health, the project will engage local men to create a musical sculptural playground using repurposed farm equipment.

Mr Pasin visited the Mallee town last week to learn more about the project and what is hoped it will achieve.

“The Regional Arts Fund creates valuable opportunities for participation and engagement in the arts for local artists, arts and cultural organisations and community member’s not just in Barker but across all of regional Australia.”

“I commend the Sherlock Community on this initiative. I think it’s a great way for the community to come together and create something meaningful. From its creation to its ultimate use, it delivers so much for all ages,” Mr Pasin said.

The Regional Arts Fund is funded by the Australian Federal Government and delivered nationally by Regional Arts Australia through its member organisations.

The Fund supports arts and cultural development projects in regional, remote and isolated communities across Australia.

Contact: Charlotte Edmunds  8531 2466