House debates

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Statements by Members

Lyne Electorate: Infrastructure

1:37 pm

Photo of David GillespieDavid Gillespie (Lyne, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I rise to inform the House of great news for the Dungog shire. Not only has it got $8½ million in the pipeline for the Brig O'Johnson Bridge and $13 million to upgrade Clarence Town Road, there are now 13 more projects funded out of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. There's $575,000 for the region's towns and villages. Steve Lowe, one of the local councillors, was thrilled to hear that Clarence Town would benefit from these, with shade cover at the Lions Park and the School of Arts, as well as park and recreation upgrades to Bridge Reserve and the Clarence Town Village Green.

Paterson's John Tucker Park will receive extra funding for playground shade and access paths, and the Paterson School of Arts will also benefit from accessibility upgrades. The 99-year-old charming Martins Creek School of Arts will also receive funding for an upgrade to improve access. In Dungog, we will fund park and recreation upgrades to the Lions Park, Jubilee Park and Coronation Park. This includes new play equipment, paths, seating and shade. Dungog Library will also benefit from stage 1 improvements, including entries and accessibility. Dungog Memorial Swimming Pool will also receive new shade shelter over the kids' pool.

The Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is enabling local councils, like Dungog, to deliver the priority projects that are important to towns and villages in the Lyne electorate.