A long awaited toilet block at City Park and a large community stage in the Burley Griffin Community Gardens will be constructed, thanks to an $800K grant from the Stronger Country Communities Fund.
The Community Stage will be built within the existing Burley Griffin Community Gardens and located in the natural ‘amphitheatre’, while City Park will have a toilet block constructed adjacent to the existing barbecues and toddler playground.
Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said the construction of a community stage will increase outdoor events for the area.
“We were very fortunate to receive funding to add a stage to Memorial Gardens in Griffith, which was officially opened in September last year and has been very well utilised since,” said Councillor Dal Broi.
“To be able to construct a second larger community stage and have it centrally located in the Burley Griffin Community Gardens will enable event organisers to host a range of outdoor events for Griffith. With a beautiful backdrop of the canal, and spectacular gardens surrounding the venue, it will be a great place to enjoy a range of live acts in the outdoors.”
In addition to the funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, a further $100,000 has been generously bequeathed to Council by the late Mr Stuart McWilliam for the embellishments to the community stage.
Across the bridge to City Park, plans to construct a toilet block are underway.
“Having an easily accessible toilet block constructed at this very busy park will make it safer for parents, carers and children,” said Councillor Dal Broi.
Council would like to invite the community to attend an information session regarding the Community Gardens and City Park projects on Thursday 5 March, 5.30pm – 7pm.
“Council welcomes the input and feedback of the community, and while we have heavily consulted with key stakeholders, would like to hear from our residents,” said Councillor Dal Broi.
“We have invested in Virtual Reality technology which will enable our community to see our projects in 3D. Rather than viewing plans and concept designs in paper, we wanted to bring a virtual experience to residents – you can now be immersed in the digital 3D world and get the full picture of what we intend to deliver.”
“I would encourage you to come to the Library next Thursday, learn more about these important community projects and experience the virtual reality world first hand,” he added.