Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

    Shire of York’s Avon Park to be revitalised with $366,071 grant

    3/10/2018 3:00 PM
     
    • Premier presents the Shire of York with a $366,071 Lotterywest grant
    • Grant to assist with revitalisation of Avon Park and riverfront area in York
    • Funding to go towards construction of nature playground, pavilion and stage - boosting tourism opportunities 

    Premier Mark McGowan today presented a Lotterywest grant of $366,071 to the Shire of York to support the redevelopment of Avon Park, and the riverfront area in York. 

     

    The funding will go towards the construction of a nature play area, playground equipment, shade structures, pavilion and sound shell with a stage.

     

    As a key tourism hotspot for the Wheatbelt region, the revitalised location will provide the whole community and visitors a safe play area which will be accessible for children of all ages and abilities.

     

    Facilities will also be available for community events to encourage participation, outdoor activities and drive extra visitation to the local area.

     

    The Avon River, which runs through the town of York, holds cultural and heritage significance as a long-standing meeting place for both Aboriginal people and European settlers.

     

    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

     

    "I'm pleased to present the Shire of York with a Lotterywest grant of $366,071 to assist in the redevelopment of Avon Park and the York riverfront.

     

    "A new nature playground, pavilion and sound shell with a stage will make a big difference to the community and assist in hosting more community events.

     

    "York is a key tourist destination in the Wheatbelt, and this new space will provide a fun, active place to visit and meet up with people in the local community."

     

    Comments attributed to Agricultural Region MLC Darren West:

     

    "The community of York will enjoy a greater sense of place with the redevelopment of Avon Park and riverfront, made possible by the State Government through this Lotterywest grant.

     

    "I applaud the Shire of York for their recognition of the community's changing demographic and needs, and engaging with them to create a fantastic new space that is inclusive for everyone." 

     

    Comments attributed to Agricultural Region MLC Laurie Graham:

     

    "York is an important part of the Wheatbelt and, once built, these new facilities will encourage more community participation, outdoor activities and drive extra visitors to the area.

     

    "It's great to see Lotterywest funding going back into the community and directly helping these important local projects."

     

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