Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner and Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott today announced $97,000 for improvements to Crown reserves in the Hills.
$80,000 will be spent on surveys, designs construction of creek crossings in the Bidjigal Reserve and $17,000 on the replacement of fencing and gates, including a child safety gate, at George Suttor Reserve, home of the Baulkham Hills Girl Guides
Mr Stoner said the funding was part of the Government’s $16.9m Public Reserves Management Fund Program.
“The purpose of the Public Reserves Management Fund Program is to support the development, maintenance and protection of Crown land reserves across NSW,” Mr Stoner said.
“The grants and low interest loans offered to Crown reserve trust managers will be used to make improvements to infrastructure and amenities as well as purchase much needed equipment.
“Crown reserves are wonderful assets valued by local communities and their ongoing success is vital to sports, clubs, business and tourism in regional towns.”
Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott welcomed the new funding.
“I am delighted the Government has delivered funding for these projects,” Mr Elliott said.
“I have been working closely with the Bidjigal Reserve Trust and these crossings will improve access to our local environment while also preserving the parklands for future generations.
“I am thrilled that we have also been able to improve safety for our local girl guides, particularly given the state of repair of the fencing at the guide hall on Railway Street.”