Wollondilly Council will be receiving $840 000 of funding from Round 8 of the NSW Government Resources for Regions Program to help their Water Play Strategy become a reality.

The strategy involves creating facilities in The Oaks and Thirlmere with a mix of water play and educational elements to enhance the lives of community members in these mining impacted communities. $770 000 will be dedicated to the design and construction of the facility at The Oaks, whilst the remaining $70 000 will fund designing the Thirlmere location.
CEO Ben Taylor thanks the Mayor and Councillors for their part in the project, and assures that the funding will be used to deliver a facility which fulfils community interests.
“As well as giving families a way to cool off in the hot summer months, the water play facilities will provide an opportunity for locals to reconnect after the recent Covid-19 lockdown”, he said.

Based on community feedback, Council wishes to ensure that the facilities are not only educational, interactive and optimised for year-round use, but also inclusive, accessible and made of primarily natural materials.

– Cassidy Pearce