STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has congratulated Tenterfield Shire Council on its success under the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces Program Round 2.
Ms Saffin said she had actively promoted Streets as Shared Spaces and was delighted Tenterfield Shire would receive $487,375 in funding for its Linking People and Place project in Crown Street, Tenterfield.
“I commend Council on this forward-thinking initiative which will build on Tenterfield’s existing public infrastructure and recreational facilities for our local community, particularly young people,” Ms Saffin said.
“I have strongly supported Council’s ongoing efforts to create more recreational options for young people in Tenterfield, including the Youth Precinct.”
The project will focus on linking and diversifying the users for Jubilee Park and the Youth Precinct by creating a crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists, installing a pop-up container café, solar lighting to promote the use of the area in the evening and at night, and introducing public Wi-Fi.
The Streets as Shared Spaces program was launched in May 2020 as a $15-million pilot program to enable improvements across New South Wales communities during Covid-19 and into the future.
Council is one of 23 regional councils and 17 Greater Sydney councils which received grants of up to $500,000 under a second round of the program worth a total of $20-million.
For more information, go to www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/great-public-spaces/streets/streets-as-shared-spaces-program