Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Funding secured for Hills Shire playground modernisation

Works will soon begin to transform a playground into a modern community facility at Glenhaven Oval after The Hills Shire Council received $105,000 as part of Federal Government grant funding.

The funds were secured under Phase Two of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program, which aims to support local councils to deliver essential infrastructure, while creating vital jobs and boosting the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said the Glenhaven playground was a priority and the funding would enable Council to fast-track the project.

“The LRCI Phase Two Program has ensured we can deliver this exciting new community space,” Mayor Byrne said.

“When finished, the playground will be a fun place for children and families, and will also encourage kids to discover, learn, grow and make new friends,” Mayor Byrne added.

Federal Member for Berowra, Julian Leeser said he was proud the Federal Government could support Council in delivering the new playground.

“The oval is a hub of activity for local residents, especially for weekend sport, and the playground is frequented by many local children. Upgrading the playground will make sure it is a great place for children to play and learn, “ Mr Leeser said.

Before the playground is built, Council will consult with the community on the equipment they would like to see included as part of the overall design.

Apart from the new playground, Council also secured funding to deliver:  

  • $660,000 for the renewal of pathways, border edging, stairs, irrigation and park furniture at AH Whaling Memorial Reserve Rose Garden, Baulkham Hills; 
  • $270,000 for pavement rehabilitation on Astoria Park Road, Baulkham Hills;
  • $100,000 for directional signage at Balcombe Heights Estate, Baulkham Hills;
  • $150,000 for a war memorial upgrade at Balcombe Heights Estate in Baulkham Hills;
  • $79,722 for shared path construction (phase two) at Bella Vista Farm Park Reserve, Bella Vista;
  • $100,000 for pathway lighting (stage two) at Bernie Mullane Reserve, Kellyville;
  • $90,000 to build a shared path at Bert Parkinson Reserve, Castle Hill;
  • $130,000 to construct a 1.2 metre wide footpath along one side of Candowie Crescent, Baulkham Hills;
  • $50,000 to construct a shared path in Deepwater Circuit Reserve, North Kellyville;
  • $70,000 to construct a 1.2 metre wide footpath at Eames Reserve, Baulkham Hills;
  • $150,000 to construct a shared path (stage two) at Equinox Drive Reserve, Box Hill;
  • $200,000 for pavement rehabilitation at First Farm Drive, between Old Castle Hill Road and Pioneer Place, Castle Hill;
  • $200,000 for pavement rehabilitation at First Fleet Avenue, West Pennant Hills;
  • $450,000 for pavement rehabilitation and kerb and gutter reconstruction at Garthowen Crescent, Castle Hill;
  • $290,000 for pavement rehabilitation at Glanmire Road, Baulkham Hills;
  • $35,000 to construct a kerb on Glenhaven Road (adjacent to the Glenhaven Gardens Retirement Village), Baulkham Hills;
  • $25,000 to construct pedestrian safety fencing around an existing marked pedestrian crossing at Ironbark Ridge Public School, Beaumont Hills;
  • $120,000 for pavement rehabilitation on James Mileham Drive, Kellyville;
  • $210,000 for pavement rehabilitation at Jindabyne Avenue, Baulkham Hills;
  • $190,000 to resurface and add new line marking to the southern carpark at Kellyville Netball Complex at Wellgate Avenue, Rouse Hill;
  • $70,000 to construct a 1.2 metre wide footpath in Lambert Crescent, Baulkham Hills;
  • $70,000 to construct a 1.2 metre wide footpath in Larra Crescent, North Rocks;
  • $215,000 for resurfacing four courts and a remote access control system at Les Shore Reserve, Glenorie; 
  • $35,000 for kerb, gutter and footpath replacement near Lynstock Avenue, on Castle Hill Road, Castle Hill;
  • $470,000 pavement rehabilitation at Old Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven;
  • $95,000 to construct shared path in Pevensey Street, Castle Hill;
  • $120,000 to construct a 1.2 metre wide footpath on Post Office Road, from Parkview Avenue to Whites Road, Glenorie;
  • $85,000 to construct a barrier kerb at the intersection of Samantha Riley Drive, Redden Drive and Brampton Drive, Kellyville;
  • $250,000 to reconstruct netball courts at Ted Horwood Reserve, Baulkham Hills;
  • $135,000 for pavement rehabilitation on Westmore Drive, between Kylie Crescent and Betts Place, West Pennant Hills;
  • $15,000 to construct pedestrian safety fencing near the existing bus stop, opposite Ironbark Ridge Public School, on Withers Road, North Kellyville;
  • $40,000 for playground replacement at Worthing Avenue Reserve, Castle Hill; and
  • $200,000 for various bridge maintenance works.

Mayor Byrne thanked the Federal Government for their contribution of more than $5.4 million. 

“This funding will enable Council to fast-track more than 30 major road and community projects that will create work for local workers and businesses, whilst helping our economy through this challenging time,” Mayor Byrne added.

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