Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Minister for Planning Pru Goward and Member for Oatley Mark Coure today announced a grant of $200,000 for local parks and open spaces in Hurstville.


The latest round of funding under the $3 million Metropolitan Greenspace Program (MGP) will be shared by 24 local projects reaching across metropolitan Sydney, as well as the Central Coast.


Ms Goward said local families and residents will benefit from the NSW Government’s investment in better parks and green spaces.


“The Government is pleased to invest $200,000 into extending the shared walking and cycling trail at Gannons Park,” Ms Goward said.


“This project along with many others will form part of Sydney’s Green Grid – which will see a connected network of green spaces be created across the city.” The MGP has granted $35 million to councils for 562 projects across the metropolitan area between 1990 and 2014. All 41 metropolitan councils and the two Central Coast councils are eligible to apply for grant funding and approximately $3 million is available annually on a dollar-for-dollar matched funding basis. Mr Coure said the funding will be warmly welcomed by the community and demonstrates how local and State Governments collaborate well together.


“The NSW Government is creating vibrant open spaces that will encourage outdoor activity and physical exercise,” Mr Coure said.


A full list of projects funded is attached. For more information about program visit the Department of Planning and Environment’s website www.planning.nsw.gov.au/metropolitan-greenspace-program

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