$400,000 in funding for Nimbin amenities block locked in

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin says $400,000 in NSW Government funding for Nimbin Peace Park's new amenities block is all locked in.

STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin says $400,000 in NSW Government funding for her key election commitment of a new amenities block for Nimbin’s Peace Park is all locked in.

Ms Saffin said there had been some unhelpful conjecture around this funding, but she confirmed that the funding deed was executed between recipient Lismore City Council and the Department of Regional NSW on 16 May 2024.

“Nimbin residents, including members of the Nimbin Advisory Group (NAG) which pushed so hard for the amenities block for so many years, can be assured I follow through on my commitments to ensure they are delivered,” Ms Saffin said.

“Council’s General Manager Jon Gibbons tells me that the next step will be community consultation on the concept and design, which will be undertaken in the second half of this year. The funding agreement has completion of the project by 30 June 2025.”

Ms Saffin said accessible amenities at Nimbin Peace Park had long been called for by the Nimbin community due to its central location near the local pool, children’s playground, basketball courts and recreation area.

“The project, when completed, will be available for use by Nimbin Swimming Pool patrons and Nimbin Peace Park visitors,” Ms Saffin said.

Lismore City Council Mayor Cr Steve Krieg said: “This is great news for the Nimbin community which has been actively lobbying for the new amenities block near the pool for a long time now. “I would like to thank our local member Janelle Saffin for all the work she did behind the scenes to get this funding approved,” Cr Krieg said.

Photo caption: A file photo of Lismore MP Janelle Saffin and local residents on site in Nimbin Peace Park.