Sausages sizzling at Ballimore BBQ

The residents of Ballimore now have a central place to throw some ‘snags on the barbie’, following the successful funding application submitted by the Ballimore Progress Association. The enthusiastic group have been working with Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) staff after receiving $11,500 across two rounds of the Financial Assistance Program, to install a community BBQ at Thelma Pelosi Park.

Acting Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Stephen Lawrence said this is what the Financial Assistance Program is all about. “What a great result for the village of Ballimore. This group has been extremely active in advocating for their community and it’s extremely rewarding to see them enjoying a sausage or two, cooked on their very own accessible, electric BBQ,” said Councillor Lawrence.

Member of the Progress Association Harold Knight said it is going to be of huge benefit, particularly to young families of the town. “We see a lot of young families host birthdays parties in the park for their children, parents often wheel their own BBQ from home to the park. They can now use the free electric BBQ which is a lot safer and easier,” said Mr Knight.

“The BBQ is great addition to the park which now has a playground and toilet facility, we will keep our eye out for more funding to install an accessible path system. We’d like to thank Dubbo Regional Council for the funding and the assistance to install of the BBQ which is going to be extremely well utilised by our community.”

Staff recently met members of the Ballimore Progress Association to test out the new facilities, grilling some sausage sandwiches to mark the successful completion of the project.

The next round of Financial Assistance Program reopens on the September 2021 for more information please visit www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Ballimore BBQ

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