Lotterywest grant to transform Kellerberrin park
- Premier presents $498,212 Lotterywest grant to the Shire of Kellerberrin for redevelopment of Centennial Park
Redevelopment plans include a skate park, sensory garden and nature play area
Kellerberrin’s Centennial Park will be redeveloped to provide recreational opportunities for the whole community with the support of a $498,212 Lotterywest grant announced today by Premier Colin Barnett.
The grant to the Shire of Kellerberrin will support construction of an ‘all-ages’ community playground incorporating a youth precinct and skate park, sensory garden, heritage information site and ‘nature play’ features.
Mr Barnett said the proposed skate park would provide the town’s first real youth space.
New access paths would also give residents of the adjacent Dryandra Residential and Community Care an opportunity to exercise and interact with the sensory garden and wider community.
“Centennial Park is central to the town of Kellerberrin. This redevelopment will make the park a place that residents are proud of and want to visit,” he said.
“It will have the aesthetics and equipment to encourage the community to connect through physical activity and recreation.”
The Premier said the redevelopment would also make the town a more attractive destination for users of the nearby train service, encouraging people to disembark at Kellerberrin and visit the park and local businesses.
The redevelopment of Centennial Park is due to begin in July next year.
The total cost of the Centennial Park redevelopment is $847,976. The Department of Sport and Recreation ($100,000), Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management Inc and the Shire of Kellerberrin have also contributed
For a full list of grants recommended by the Lotterywest board and approved by the Premier, visit http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au
Premier’s office - 6552 5000