Council and the community’s vision to capitalize on the Murray River foreshore offering in Corowa will come to fruition, after securing a $1,859,250 Crown Reserves Infrastructure Funding (CRIF) grant.
A co-contribution of $740,750 will be made by Council to meet the total project costs of $2.6 million dollars and allow elements of the Ball Park Foreshore Masterplan to come to life.
To continue raising the profile of the Corowa region, and to ensure that projects being undertaken, particularly in and around the central Corowa Murray River Foreshore are delivered in a strategic and integrated manner, Integrated Site Design were appointed by Council in 2019 to develop a Murray River Foreshore and Surrounds Precinct Plan for Corowa.
Council submitted an application to the Crown Reserves Infrastructure Funding program for 2020/21 to progress works under the Ball Park Precinct Business Development and Masterplan for the Ball Park Caravan Park.
Federation Council Mayor, Cr Patrick Bourke said Council was thrilled to secure this grant opportunity to kick start the activation process of the Murray River foreshore in Corowa.
“It is critical to have a strategic lens across this amazing area, an area that is blessed with the amazing Murray River, and surrounding environment including the majestic Red Gums,” he said.
“Council remains committed to ensuring we maximise on this, whilst also delivering facilities that are co-located, complimentary and considerate and take opportunities to share facilities also more strategically where possible. This is an exciting time for local residents and visitors to our region who will be able to enjoy an unprecedented number of upgrades to facilities in this area in the very near future.”
Member for Albury MP Justin Clancy said our foreshores are where river communities build their local economies.
“They underpin tourism, hospitality and an enviable, active lifestyle,” he said.
“I am pleased that the NSW Government is supporting the Murray River Foreshore offering in Corowa with funding that will help provide pathways, connections, signage and upgraded infrastructure. We all benefit from this good work towards Council’s plan that makes Corowa such a great place to live and work.”
Mayor Bourke said Council would like to take this opportunity to formally thank the NSW Government, and Member for Albury Justin Clancy for their continued support.
The following major works will be delivered under the project schedule:
· Construction of pathways and pedestrian connections;
· Bank stabilisation activities;
· Construction of drainage lines and accessibility features;
· Tree plantings; and
· Installation of signage.