Locals and visitors at Pallamallawa will soon be able to enjoy a new bike track and exercise equipment.
The Pallamallawa Nana Brazel Park project will receive a $50,000 grant as part of the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities fund.
The project will see the creation of a concrete footpath and children's bike track as well as the installation of static exercise equipment and fencing.
Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Mark Johnson said this was another big win for the Pallamallawa community.
"This is the second great bit of news for Nana Brazel Park in recent weeks. In late February, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced the project would get a $100,000 grant from the third phase of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.
"Both amounts of funding will go a long way towards completing the park's upgrades and it's a huge milestone for Pally residents who have worked so hard to make the project a reality.
"After a thorough consultation period with the Pally community, the project's final design is close to being finalised and work is expected to take about six months to complete."
In August 2018, the council received a petition from the Pallamallawa War Memorial Hall Committee that was signed by nearly 200 residents asking for additional facilities to be added to Nana Brazel Park.
"The council at the time met the idea with enthusiasm and, if the data of the 2016 census is taken into account, it means that close to 44 per cent of Pally's population had written their names down on the petition," councillor Johnson said.
"The hall committee have been the driving force behind it ever since and have helped council get the project to where it is today."
Pallamallawa is targeted as one of the locations set for development as part of council's draft Local Housing Strategy. The strategy will help reduce the shire's accommodation shortage and allows for future growth.
"Not only will the upgrades provide a safe, social and fun place, Nana Brazel Park will become a great attraction for young families who are considering making the move to the Moree Plains," cr Johnson said.
"The park will not only benefit the entire shire but will also appeal to tourists passing through who feel like stopping, stretching their legs and this gives their kids a space to play."
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