10 January 2018
Federal funding of $14,000 will be made available towards the construction of a new playground in the grounds of the Clarence Town Court House.
The Clarence Town Court House is a Heritage listed site in the centre of Clarence Town. The building is occupied by the Clarence Town Museum.
Announcing the funding towards the $35,000 project, Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie congratulated the Clarence Town Progress Association on its ongoing work to improve and maintain the building and its facilities.
“The Progress Association has developed an ‘Ownership and Operations Strategy’ for the site which has a number of proposals including making the site a focal point for community activity and increased visitation to the Museum,” Dr Gillespie said.
The Association has plans for a new Cafe/Coffee Shop on site, together with a playground for younger children. These improvements to the Court House site will aim to generate funds for the ongoing maintenance of the Heritage building and playground.
Dr Gillespie said the Federal funds would be made available under the government’s Stronger Communities programme.
The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Federal Coalition Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits across Australia by funding small capital projects in each of the 150 federal electorates.
The programme’s intended outcomes are to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities. Round 3 of the programme will provide $22.5 million in 2017-18, $150,000 to each electorate.
Photo: Local Federal MP Dr David Gillespie Clarence Town Progress Association Committee Members (Left to Right) Colleen Duffy – Secretary, Dannielle Jeffery, Rex Wilson, Local, Sue Flannery and Barrie Edwards