Armidale Regional Council is working with the community to landscape the Lynches Road play space.
According to Council’s Senior Officer Parks and Recreation Richard Morsley, the plan to construct a play space at the Netball Courts was an initiative of the Armidale District Netball Association members.
“Many netballers are parents, and often children accompany them to games on the weekend,” said Mr Morsley. “The idea of a fenced and landscaped play space was conceived as a way to provide children with a safe area to play during netball games and training.”
The Netball Association contributed its own funds – and members have donated some of the plants. Regional Australia Bank and Skillstrain provided great support to the project. The Netball Association was also successful in receiving $155,000 from the Community Building Partnership grants fund released by the Department of Family and Community Services.
Armidale Regional Sports Council contributed $30,000 from the Sports Development Program as the proposal by the Netball Association met the criteria for the enhancement of facilities for community need.
“Contractors were selected to construct the modular play equipment and perimeter fencing. Council has contributed to the project with site preparation, designing the interactive nature-based landscaping and extending water to the site for the installation of a bubbler and water bottle refilling station,” Mr Morsley said.
“The construction of the play space has been completed, and now the final stage has commenced. Council staff and some of the netballers were on site on Thursday 6 April from 4pm to kick off the landscaping!”
It is anticipated the landscaping will be completed over the next two weeks - weather permitting.
Published on 07 Apr 2017