Talwood community swings into action

The Talwood community will soon see a new playground set installed in the recreational park area. The new playground is the result of consultation with the Talwood Community Consultative Committee.

Councillor Rob Mackenzie, Council representative to that committee, has confirmed that an order had been placed with suppliers Imagination Play who have stated a delivery period of eight-to-ten weeks.

“Council will complete the additional works at the same time, this will include improved landscaping and an upgraded entry road.”

The opportunity for this project arose through a reallocation of funding from the Murray Darling Basin Economic Diversification program. The program funds social improvements to areas affected by the Murray Darling Plan.

Mayor Graeme Scheu says finalising the funding has been a long-drawn-out process.

“Much to the frustration of both Council and residents but following the change of ministers at federal level the project is now finalised.”

“Sometimes it takes a little time, but the community support lends weight to these funding opportunities when they arise.”

The new equipment will include a beanstalk climber, café counter, double wave slide, mixed swing set, rock wall, rope net climber, twisted net climber, spacewalk and step climber.

The Talwood Community Consultative Committee was established two years ago with the aim of guiding Council in the needs of the community.