Timothy Street Reserve to receive all-weather performance surface

04/04/2017

As part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund Program, Georges River Council awarded $50,000 to St George Art and Entertainment Centre Inc to install a 150 metre square green rubber softfall surface and shade structure in Timothy Street Reserve, Hurstville.

Danny Dong, President of the St George Art and Entertainment Centre, said that members of the organisation were “very happy” to learn they would receive a grant.

“This new area will provide a safe, levelled and all-weather area in the park for many activities such as dancing, exercise and tai chi,” said Mr Dong.

“Our group, together with many other people, practise singing and dancing there several times per week.

“It will complement the other park facilities there which include the barbeques, children’s playground, shelters, outdoor fitness equipment and grassed areas,” added Mr Dong.

Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner said the local area has an abundance of open spaces, but the installation of the softfall surface and shade area further promotes active, healthy lifestyles in all kinds of weather.

“The space allows residents including seniors groups to maintain a high level of activity and connect with different park users and ethnic groups,” added Mr Rayner.

The work is expected to be completed around the end of May 2017.

More than 60 applications were received by Council requesting funding through the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund Program.
 
Of these applicants, 27 were awarded funding ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. A total of $1 million in funding was granted to local community groups.
 
For more information, please contact Council.