Local, Independant and Effective
November 24, 2017

Project sets sail to beat heat waves with help from $6,876 grant

Wodonga’s families will benefit from additional shade in the Bernie Cox Reserve playground in time for summer, says Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan.

The Bernie Cox Reserve Shade Project, worth $15,000, will be delivered thanks to the community’s work with Wodonga City Council and a $6,876 grant from round three of the Commonwealth Stronger Communities Program.

“Congratulations to the local community who have worked actively with Council to get the project done in time for the worst of the summer heat,” Ms McGowan said.

Sail shades will be installed over the play area of the Bernie Cox Reserve playground on Clarendon Avenue in the city’s south, making it possible for the space to be used throughout the day.

“This is a great initiative to make a family friendly space even safer, encouraging social participation,” Ms McGowan said.

Wodonga’s Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said: “We appreciate the support and do everything we can to keep our community safe in the hot weather.”

Ms McGowan said more funding for community projects is also available under
round two of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Community Investment Stream.

“I encourage all groups who have a good idea to improve their local community to contact the council and find out how to apply,” Ms McGowan said.

The BBRF Community Investment Stream Provides organisations with grants of between $5,000 to $10 million to fund community activities in regional and remote communities.

More information on round three of the BBRF can be found here

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