Installation of a pedestrian bridge at Lake Centenary in Temora is among 11 projects on the way for communities across the state, thanks to newly announced NSW Government funding.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Temora Shire Council have been selected to receive $118,449 in funding from the Places to Swim grant program, which supports councils and eligible agencies to improve public access to natural waterways.
“We know our communities value the wonderful rivers, lakes and pools across NSW and, thanks to this latest round of funding, we are able to help ensure these natural wonders are safe and accessible for people of all ages,” Ms Cooke said.
“This project will install a pedestrian bridge in two parts, along the western edge of Lake Centenary to enable walkers, runners and cyclists to safely cross over Lake Centenary.”
Mayor Rick Firman said this project will support walkers, runners and cyclists to safely travel a complete loop around Lake Centenary supporting community and visitor enjoyment of this waterbody.
“The new bridge will encourage more visitors to enjoy this natural area beside the water,” Mayor Firman said.
“The bridge will be of high-quality, locally constructed and located in a pleasant setting among native trees which will become a highlight of the path around Lake Centenary.”
“This will provide a quieter more tranquil and enjoyable space for the community and enhance the existing 2.7km long lake loop which is highly valued and well used by our citizens and those visiting our Shire.”
Work on this latest pool of projects, will begin early next year with the aim of having all works completed and facilities open by mid-2024.
For more information visit Places to Swim