A grant of $20,000 through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme will fund the installation of an electric barbecue, shelter and seating along with power connection at Dead Man’s Point, Lake Cargelligo.
The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the scenic location is utilised by free campers mainly in the cooler months and by many locals and tourists who boat on the lake during the hotter months.
“The barbecue and shelter upgrade will create a communal space for locals and tourists to visit and or camp,” Mr Coulton said.
“This will improve local and tourist participation and contribute to a vibrant and more viable community.”
Mr Coulton said that under the programme, incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations were invited to apply for funding for projects that will contribute to the long term vibrancy and viability of our local areas.
A passionate advocate of the Stronger Communities Programme, Mr Coulton said he was overwhelmed by the community response he received for both Rounds 1 and 2 and now Round 3 from right across the Electorate of Parkes.
“For a long time I felt there was a need for greater support for incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations to help build and maintain small infrastructure projects that would benefit our local communities,” he said.
The overall cost of the project is $40,000 with the Stronger Communities Programme contributing half of the overall cost.
Caption: Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton with Lakes Alive Progress Association members Bob Sanson and Gus Blacker.