CARAGABAL families and visitors to the town will soon be able to play in the shade at its only park thanks to a grant secured by the Nationals’ Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack.
Mr McCormack said the Liberals and Nationals’ Government would meet half the cost of Weddin Shire Council building shade sails over play equipment in Caragabal.
Mr McCormack said Council would receive $14,245 through the Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Program for the $28,490 project.
Mr McCormack said the grant was another vital investment in small rural and regional communities by the Liberals and Nationals’ Government.
“The shade sails will improve sun safety for youngsters playing on the equipment and the adults caring for them,” Mr McCormack said.
“The sails will also extend the life of the equipment, because exposure to the weather shortens its life.”
Mr McCormack said he hoped the shaded play equipment would attract more people to the park and add to the amenity of Caragabal.
“Caragabal will have a sun smart place for its residents to enjoy,” Mr McCormack said.
Mr McCormack said Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Program had resulted in $150,000 being granted for 14 projects in the Riverina and Central West.
Projects include a permanent shelter for users of the Bedgerabong Recreation Ground, grandstand seating at the Parkes hockey ground and solar panels for the Young

Ken Grimson