In big news for Mudgee, the region is set to get an outdoor water park in Lawson Park as well as a new arts and cultural centre.
Member for Dubbo Troy Grant announced both projects last week. In an article in the Mudgee Guardian he stated that the NSW Government’s significant investment will provide residents with improved facilities the whole region can enjoy.
Mudgee water park
Mudgee is expected to receive $800,000 to build the new outdoor water park as part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. This fund is designed to improve economic growth and productivity through investment in regional communities.
Many local residents are set to benefit from the new park. The community identified it as one of the top three priority projects during consultations for the Mid-Western Region Towards 2030 Community Plan.
The water park is set to be comparable to Dubbo’s waterpark at Elston Park.
Arts and Cultural Centre
In further welcome news, the NSW Government has transferred ownership of the former Cudgegong Shire Building at 90 Market Street back to the council and the Mid-Western community with plans to turn it into an arts and cultural centre.
According to the Mid-Western Regional Council’s Facebook page, a Regional Arts and Cultural Centre ranked in the top five most important projects among the over 40s during 2016/17 Community Engagement.
An arts and cultural centre will offer a number of benefits to the region by helping to support cultural and economic development.
For further information about either of the above projects get in touch with the Mid-Western Regional Council.