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December 01, 2017

Community gatherings in Tawonga a picnic with new shelter thanks to grant

Tawonga’s only open space reserve will have a new picnic shelter thanks to community action and a Commonwealth grant of $18,125.

The Pioneer Park Tawonga Picnic Shelter project, with a total value of $36,250, received the grant from the Stronger Communities Programme. Alpine Shire will provide the rest of the funding.

“The project is the result of the Tawonga and District Community Association recognising the need for a central focal point in town, and working with the Council to deliver a solution,” Ms McGowan said.

“The community will now benefit from having a family friendly, safe and supportive community space to gather.”

The project will deliver a large picnic shelter to be located over the existing barbeque. New paving, lighting and seating for large groups will be installed, along with a new drinking fountain with a dog bowl, and upgraded public waste bins.

“Congratulations to the Tawonga and District Community association which has advocated for this project since the demise of the Bogong Hotel in November 2011,” Ms McGowan said.

Alpine Shire Mayor Cr Ron Janas said: “This is an exciting project for Tawonga, and Council is extremely pleased to be working with the community and government to deliver an accessible and flexible space that everyone can enjoy.”

Further funding for community projects is available through the Commonwealth’s Building Better Regions Fund community stream. Projects under $20,000 do not require matching funding. Information on BBRF here

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