Feb 17, 2010

Brelsford Park officially open

Brelsford Park officially open

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

February 17 2010

Coffs Harbour’s young people are about to embark on a new adventure following today’s official opening of the new Brelsford Park Adventure Playground.

Infrastructure and Local Government Minister Anthony Albanese joined with Coffs Harbour City Council Mayor Keith Rhoades and local residents to celebrate this special occasion.

“From our Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program, a key part of our Economic Stimulus Plan, we provided Coffs Harbour City Council with more than $1 million to help them build this new playground for local families,” said Mr Albanese.

“With Coffs Harbour now one of the fastest growing communities in New South Wales, this new playground will help address the growing demand from local families for quality recreational facilities.

“I congratulate the Council on putting the Government’s economic stimulus money to work building better long term community infrastructure, and in so doing creating 17 construction and two ongoing jobs.”

The new playground includes a play tower, interactive water feature, rope structures, a multi-use play deck, disc roundabout, chalk boards, patterned pavements, swings, seesaws, scientific sets, sand diggers and play equipment for toddlers.

“Our $1 billion Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program has been putting thousands of Australians to work building and modernising the facilities that will make our local communities even better places to live,” said Mr Albanese.

“In partnership with every local council the Rudd Labor Government is delivering more than 3,300 small and larger scale building projects, including new and refurbished public libraries, sporting facilities, and parks and playgrounds.”

The Program’s remaining $220 million will be made available to councils in coming months, with the Coffs Harbour City Council set to receive at least another $457,000.

“This additional funding will rebuild even more of the nation’s vital community infrastructure,” said Mr Albanese.