Menindee sports facility’s $328k upgrade

Menindee’s Burke and Wills Oval and playground will receive an irrigation system and sports field lights, while the basketball court will be resurfaced, with new lines painted for netball, thanks to a promised $328,000 out of the Stronger Country Communities fund. The community gym will also receive an upgrade.

The funds were announced by Deputy Premier Paul Toole just over a month out from the state election.

“Everywhere I go, people tell me about the big difference the Stronger Country Communities Fund projects make to everyday life, whether it’s a new skate park that kids love, a new community hall, upgrades to the main street or programs that make living in the regions even better,” said the Minister.

Ivanhoe Public Art project has also been given $210,000 and plans to commission a mural on the town’s water tanks representing the community of Ivanhoe. The community will be consulted on the design with the final product becoming a celebration of the community and a tourist attraction for the town.

Improved mobility will also be a focus across Menindee with the post office, supermarket and public toilets receiving mobility access ramps, again paid for out of the Communities’ fund.

Central Darling Town Hall will also receive $115,000 for refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, and landscaping in and around both the Ivanhoe and Menindee buildings.

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