Funding from the Western Parkland City Liveability Program as part of the Western Sydney City Deal has made it possible for eight Wollondilly towns to have their own outdoor gym equipment, increasing the opportunities for residents to get active at their local park.
Equipment was installed at Bargo Sportsground, Wilton Recreation Reserve, the Old Menangle School site, Emmett Park at Tahmoor, Douglas Park Sportsground, Telopea Park in Buxton, Dudley Chesham Sportsground at The Oaks and Willis Park in Oakdale.
Similar exercise equipment installed at Warragamba by the Wollondilly Health Alliance had been very popular and the Liveability Program opened up the opportunity for more areas of the Shire to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
Wollondilly Mayor Matt Gould said, “We wanted to make these parks accessible to people in all parts of the Shire.”
“It’s having a great impact on the community and it’s a great way to encourage active, healthy lifestyles.”
Member for Hume Angus Taylor said recreational facilities such as this are critical to making the Western Parkland City a great place to live and work.
“Parks and recreational spaces are essential for making places liveable, and with locals able to enjoy the outdoors more after the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, these projects are coming at the right time.”
Member for Wollondilly Nat Smith said, “This is one of a number of exciting projects to promote healthy living and improve quality of life for the community under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, part of the Western Sydney City Deal,”
“Having these parks will encourage people to get out and be active in their own communities.”
The total cost of the eight outdoor gyms was $675,000 with additional funding invested by Council into the surrounding parks.