Federal funding has been confirmed for Bangalow Parklands and the local Bangalow community are thrilled to hear that all their hard work is finally paying off.
Christobel Munson from the Bangalow Parklands team told The Echo, ‘Since hearing the exciting news of the government’s $250,000 grant, the Bangalow Parklands team has been working closely with Byron Council staff on plans to transform the old dip site in the park into a useful carpark, and to create a fabulous new adventure playground for the western end of the park.’
‘At this stage, we’re discussing the idea of building a tree-house around a couple of huge camphor laurel trees in the park as the focus of the playground.’
The project began in 2010 with concern over the collapsing state of the weir in Byron Creek and should result in as an exciting overhaul of this delightful local parkland and waterway.
Byron Shire Council mayor Simon Richardson said, ‘The Bangalow Weir and park is an area that has gone from a tired space to a well-loved place for Bangalow families to gather for play dates and celebrations.’
Three new benches were recently installed, thanks to funds donated by the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce, and there are long-term plans by Landcare, who are planting out the creek banks and wetlands. A mural is planned for the amenities block, rock circles and more.
added Christobel, ‘There are also plans for a new shelter shed that will recall an early settlers cabin, but with new barbecue facilities and a water tank.’
‘Since the work all has to be completed by April 2018, things are moving fast.’