Murwillumbah’s Knox Park has traditionally been a magnet for the town’s youth, and it’s now going to get even better.
A half a million dollar boost for the park’s youth precinct will include a new plaza-style skate park and an adventure playground.
Richmond MP Justine Elliot and federal minister for regional services, Catherine King, have announced that Tweed Shire Council will receive $500,000 for the Knox Park Youth Precinct.
The project will deliver recreational facilities for a range of age groups with local youth to reap the benefits of the precinct, which is being partly funded through the federal government’s Regional Development Australia Fund.
‘This project will provide facilities for the youth of our community to engage in active and recreational activities,’ Mrs Elliot said.
Ms King said the project would deliver employment benefits to the region, creating 15 jobs throughout the project’s construction.
‘This project means jobs for the local economy now and lasting benefits for the community over the long term. It will mean local employment as well as the construction of a place for the young people of the community to come together,’ she said.
Mrs Elliot said the funding is part of the more than $1.3 billion that she had delivered for local roads, schools, health and community resources.
The project is expected to be completed by December 2015.
More information on the Regional Development Australia Fund and all projects can be found at www.regional.gov.au.