Sunday, July 21, 2024

City of Playford makes funding splash

The City of Playford has received $9.4million in grant funding in its bid to proactively seek external funding opportunities to help pay for community projects.

In a statement, Council said the grants would help to progress important sport, recreation and infrastructure projects.

Council received $2.1million as part of the Open Space and Places for People Program for the revitalisation of the eastern end of Fremont Park.

“Following community engagement, Stage 3 of Fremont Park will see the development of a large and small dog park, a new off street car park, expanded lawn area, native plantings, as well as new paths, toilet block, drinking fountains, lighting and seating,” Council said.

The Playford Sports Precinct received a $1.3million cash injection through the State Government’s Regional and Districts Facilities Program.

“It will see the construction of three new unisex change rooms at Elizabeth Oval, floodlighting of the Playford International College oval and floodlighting of the softball section of Ridley Reserve,” Council said.

“These projects will help expand Central District Football Club’s programs, in particular women’s and junior’s competitions, as well as enable twilight softball games in summer and a second training venue for many winter sports.”

Playford has also been successful in receiving $3.4million State and Federal Government funding for the Stebonheath Road Stage 2 upgrade and $2.6million State Government for the Park Road Drain System Stage 1 project.

“The transformation of Stebonheath Road, from Curtis Road to Peerless Road, will improve safety for all modes of transport, improve the network efficiency and enhance the visual amenity of the area.”

“The construction of Stage 1 of the Park Road drainage system in Virginia will help protect houses from flooding and substantially reduce flood damages for horticulture land in the area.

“The new projects support Council’s mission to improve safety and accessibility, lift city appearance, connect our community, support business and local employment opportunities, as well as use money wisely by leveraging external funding,” Council said.

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