It’s a make over- The Goondiwindi Town Park is set to receive a makeover to improve its functionality for the local community.
The move follows a request to Council from the Goondiwindi RSL Sub Branch and will include the construction of a new rotunda along with an improved landscape design.
Representatives from the RSL Sub Branch, Hell of the West and the Rotary Club Goondiwindi have all helped with designing the new plans for the park.
The rotunda will be completed in time for Remembrance Day this year as a way to mark the upcoming centenary of the end of the First World War – a day of poignancy to the RSL, who will fund the rotunda’s construction.
The Council will assist the project by preparing the site and running electricity to the rotunda that will feature seating and power points to ensure it best caters to the needs of the community.
Goondiwindi RSL Sub Branch President Tony Stepney says he’s pleased with the Council decision.
“We’re very passionate about this, all of us. The members who have helped to organise this have done a marvellous job.”
“The park is a beautiful space and we want to help it work for everyone – from market days to Australia Day.”
“Initial preparations will begin from April 3 with work on the rotunda beginning straight after Anzac Day to meet tight construction deadlines.”
Councillor Lachlan Brennan says Council is pleased with the community engagement in the project.
“We are excited about the potential of the new plans. The improvements will present new ways that community members can use the park and are a fitting way for Goondiwindi to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1.”