Lake Clifton groups benefit from delivery of funding commitment

The Lake Clifton-Herron Residents Association has received $50,000 of funding from the state government’s Local Jobs, Local Projects program, delivering on an election commitment made before the March state election.

Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke delivered the funding to the group on Friday morning.

The cash will be split between the Residents Association and the Lake Clifton Volunteer Fire Brigade. 

It will go towards developing a walk trail and facilities at Lake Clifton’s historic Lime Kiln and to upgrading the entrance and car park of the fire brigade’s new fire shed, which opened in March.

Ms Clarke said it was essential the fire brigade had adequate access to their shed, and developing facilities at the Lime Kiln would bring tourism opportunities to the area.

The historic lime kiln was used to burn shells for use in the manufacture of cement. Photo: lakeclifton.com.au.

The historic lime kiln was used to burn shells for use in the manufacture of cement. Photo: lakeclifton.com.au.

“The Lime Kiln is a significant part of the local heritage that needs to be preserved and this funding will help contribute to that,” she said.

“It’s really good to know that this funding will support two different, but equally important, parts of the community.”

The Lime Kiln was built sometime between 1922 and 1923 and is now a historic site along with the disused railway lines near Lake Clifton.

According to the residents’ association, the Lime Kiln project will preserve the area and the associated history and knowledge for future generations.

It will also provide locals with a facility for walking, picnicking and bird watching.