Riverland Ramble Park in Ravenswood will receive a complete overhaul thanks to the delivery of an election commitment by Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke.
On Friday, Ms Clarke announced $50,000 would be paid from the state government’s Local Jobs, Local Projects fund to the Shire of Murray to upgrade the play equipment at the park, which is on Moondyne Ramble.
She said the community was busy organising ideas for how the money might be spent on the upgrade.
“One of the great things about this community is that there is so much community consultation,” she said.
“It’s not just the Shire of Murray making a decision or one person making a decision, it’s a community working together to make a decision on how they’re going to spend it and I think that’s fantastic.
“I’m really thrilled that I was able to do it because as you can see it’s looking a little bit old and worn out and now they can put that money towards upgrading it or fixing it up.”
Ravo Ted, who lives at the park, was recently under arrest:
Shire of Murray President Maree Reid thanked Ms Clarke and the state government for the contribution and said she was pleased the government had been delivering on its campaign promises.
“We’re working as a very good partnership with them and these things are starting to happen so that fabulous for the community and the shire,” she said.
Ravenswood Community Group deputy chairman Don Repacholi said the group had been meeting with Ms Clarke since she started campaigning.
“It is a community concept, this is what the Ravenswood Community Group is all about,” he said.
“For it to happen here is just fantastic.
“Because it’s a new area, we’ve got a lot of kids here of all different ages so it’s a very valued asset for us.”