Kingborough Council welcomed the funding support from the State Government’s Open Spaces Grant Program.

Mayor, Paula Wriedt said the grant funding would improve accessibility for Silverwater Park and enable better connection from Springfarm and Whitewater Estate to the Kingborough Sports Precinct.

“This is great news for our community with the successful grant rounds providing $350,000 for a connector track in Springfarm and a $115,000 all abilities pathway in Silverwater Park,” Cr Wriedt said.

“Council is dedicated to improving accessibility for all our community members.

“The $350,000 grant along with $230,000 of Council funding would build the missing link between Whitewater Creek Track and Sports Precinct and to Kingston High School.

“This new link will improve access for residents and students living in Spring Farm and Whitewater Estates when traveling to school and sporting facilities in the area.

“By creating better community links our residents have access to healthier transport options when moving throughout Kingborough.

Mayor Wriedt said the $115,000 grant for an all-abilities access pathway in Silverwater Park would connect the carpark to the playground.

“Council is also upgrading the park to include new seating, play equipment, toilets, shading and improved access to the foreshore.

“Silverwater Park is a well-used and loved playground and Council would like to thank the community for their contribution in the design process.”

Whitewater Track upgrade- connection to Sports Precinct and to Kingston High School