Playground facilities at two Central Coast childcare centres are now safer and more inviting thanks to upgrading projects under the NSW Liberal National Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald said today.
Central Coast Council has recently completed $137,500 worth of upgrades at it’s Education and Care Centres at Umina and Niagara Park, $122,500 of which was provided under the Stronger Communities Fund.
The upgrades included resurfacing softfall areas, decking repairs, replacement shade structures, native plants, new turf and more colourful and engaging areas.
The NSW Government provided $10 million from the Stronger Communities Fund to the new Central Coast Council in 2016 to kick-start delivery of community infrastructure and projects.
“The Central Coast is a rapidly growing region as more and more young families see the benefits of living in such a vibrant and inviting region,” Mr MacDonald said.
“It is paramount that we provide the facilities to support these families and I congratulate Central Coast Council for delivering enhanced playground facilities at two of its most popular childcare centres.
“It is exciting to see these projects come to fruition and the benefits they will deliver to local families.
“Upgrades like these are the perfect example of this funding being put to good use in helping young children have access to educational, safe and fun play spaces.”
“These funds are enabling us to invest in projects that the communities themselves have identified as priorities.”
“The NSW Government is committed to helping local councils provide the key services, facilities and infrastructure that their communities need and deserve.”