Announcements - May 10, 2019
Popular park upgrades in Griffith
Photo caption: Intereach staff member Geraldine Higgins and FACS Project Officer Sherryn Hill at the upgraded Kubank Park.
We’re proud to have played a part in the upgrade of two popular Griffith play parks last month.
A new playground, water bubbler, and table and shelter unit have been installed at Kubank Park for the local community to enjoy. At David Taylor Park, which is located off Heath Crescent, a shelter, seating and rubbish bin have been installed to complement the popular outdoor basketball court.
Intereach applied for and was successful in gaining the funding for the upgrades through the Family and Community Services (FACS) Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF). The SHCIF aims to create better and stronger social housing communities by improving local amenities through the provision of one off grants to physically improve social housing communities or sites, or facilities and areas frequently used by social housing tenants.
Intereach Community Engagement and Capacity Development Project Officer Guy Hussey said both projects were completed with the aim of facilitating more interaction between local residents.
“We’re very grateful for the funding to be able to enhance what are both popular community meeting spaces,” he said.
“We’re also very grateful to the community members who helped us complete the Kubank Park project at a working bee last month, helping spread the mulch on the ground at the base of the new play equipment. We all enjoyed a barbecue after the working bee which was nice.”
Guy Hussey - Intereach Community Engagement and Capacity Development Project Officer
FACS Estate Manegement Unit, Senior Project Officer Wendy McPherson said the NSW Government is committed to improving the liveability and amenity of social housing communities through the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund.
“The Department of Family and Community Services is proud to partner with Intereach, Griffith City Council and the Pioneer Core Action Group to support local projects like the Kubank and Dave Taylor Park upgrades.”