Two popular community spaces in the Parkes Shire are set to be enhanced after receiving funding under the NSW Government's Social Housing Community Improvement Fund.
Parkes Shire Council has been successful with two submissions for upgrades at PAC Park South in Parkes and at Lindner Oval in Peak Hill, both projects awarded $50,000 each.
These projects will provide new infrastructure to improve community spaces adjacent to areas of social housing in both communities.
At PAC Park, Council will install four new shelters, seating, an electric barbecue and lighting to ensure safety of visitors to the urban wetland area.
Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith said this project will further enhance the work Parkes Shire Council has undertaken at PAC Park South.
“Over the past two years Council has done a lot of work to make an urban wetland area within town limits,” Cr Keith said.
“This project will provide valuable infrastructure to encourage residents and visitors to stop and enjoy this award-winning space.”
The improvements at Lindner Oval in Peak Hill will also complement recent upgrades undertaken by Council and will include new exercise equipment, playground equipment and shade over the playground.
“The equipment to be installed at Lindner Oval will offer free, modern and supported exercise based infrastructure for children and adults alike to participate in more active lifestyle choices,” Cr Keith said.
“It is something Parkes Shire Council is working hard to facilitate for its residents.”