Koorawatha Celebrates New Playground

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix

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Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke joins Hilltops Council Mayor, Marg Roles, members of the Koorawatha Progress Association and a group of excited young children as Koorawatha resident, Lorna Langfield cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Koorawatha Playground at Memorial Park.

A new playground in Koorawatha is expected to be a major drawcard for visitors to the village after it was officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Memorial Park.

Ideally situated just off the Olympic Way, Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke said the new equipment would be a big attraction for travellers looking to break up their journey.

“The new playground is a wonderful asset for the village of Koorawatha and I certainly encourage locals and visitors of all ages to come and try out all the new equipment for themselves and enjoy the surrounding revitalised recreation area,” Ms Cooke said.

Ms Cooke said she was extremely proud to have supported the project, made possible thanks to a $44,360 grant under the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

“This playground has revitalised Koorawatha Memorial Park and will allow members of the community, along with visitors to the area, to enjoy a modern facility which provides and promotes an active and healthy lifestyle,” Ms Cooke said.

“Residents in villages across our entire Cootamundra electorate are just so passionate about finding ways to enhance their communities and I certainly applaud projects like this that represent a long-term vision for the future of Koorawatha.”

During the proceedings, Ms Cooke acknowledged the hard work and dedication of members of the Koorawatha Progress Association in bringing the project to fruition.

“Today is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the dedicated locals over a number of years,” Ms Cooke said.

“It takes a long time and a lot of effort to pull projects like these together, so I congratulate the Koorawatha Progress Association, particularly secretary and treasurer, Jane Fisher, for their tireless commitment.”

The new playground features a central treehouse tower, a flying fox, large and small swings, an obstacle course and buggy rocker. There are also park benches, an undercover, accessible picnic shelter complementing the barbecue facility and concrete pathways providing access for scooters, bikes, trikes, walkers and wheelchairs.

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