A picnic shelter will be built at Myrtleford’s Cundy Park after Council received an $18,125 grant from the Federal Government in August 2016.
The $50,000 project includes paving, replacement of the existing barbecue and relocation under shelter as well as installation of picnic table, water tap and security lighting.
The Cundy Park Steering Committee will contribute $13,000 and Council will provide the remaining $18,875.
The shelter will be the ideal accompaniment to the park to encourage families to enjoy a barbecue and a play on the adventure playground or visit to the skate park. It has the dual benefit of improving facilities for those who already enjoy the park, and attracting new users, as well as making the space more flexible in wet weather.
Members of the Cundy Park Steering Committee have raised $13,000 towards the project - $5,000 from the Into Our Hands Community Fund, $5,000 from Alpine Rally Group, $1,000 from the Myrtleford Lions Club and $2,000 from private donations and fundraising.
The Federal Government funding has been provided under Round Two of the Stronger Communities Programme.