Scot MacDonald
24th Aug 2017

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC today announced that a new playground would be built at Matron Simpson Reserve in The Entrance North.

The $14,526 project will be jointly funded by a $5000 grant from The Entrance North Progress Association and $9526 from the NSW Government.

“I would like to extend my thanks to The Entrance North Progress Association for their tireless community work and advocacy” Mr MacDonald said.

“I would also like to acknowledge the Premier who took a keen interest in the proposal that the Association put forward”

Matron Simpson Reserve currently has no playground equipment, with the nearest playground 2.5 kilometers away.

“This investment will benefit the local residents and wider community”

The playground for Matron Simpson Reserve marks the 70th anniversary of The Entrance North Progress Association.

Bob Mulvey, Chairperson of the Entrance North Progress Association, believes this project is a great outcome for his small community and shows what can be achieved with commitment from the local residents and working with local and state government. 

It recognizes the long time efforts and achievements of the Progress Association which this month celebrated its 70th anniversary

The Reserve’s namesake is Margaret Simpson who came to the area in 1931 and was the visiting midwife in the area until 1942. When Long Jetty Hospital opened in 1958 Ms Simpson became the Matron and worked there until her retirement in 1972, having served the district for 41 years.

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