Yesterday we received news from the Minister for Planning’s office that our community has won $4.75 million in funding to fix Cahill Reserve in Annandale, improve the Bay Run and build a new park for Ashfield.
This win follows a significant community-led campaign across our local area to push the government to fund much-needed improvements to parks and open space across our local area.
Thank you to everyone who has rallied behind ourcampaign.Thank you to the hundreds of people who signed our petition, to all the volunteers who letterboxed in the local area and everyone who contacted the Minister.
Unfortunately the Inner West Council wasn't able to provide all the funding needed for these projects so I was delighted to work with the community support their application to the state government. As a result we've just won:
- $1.2 million to repair and revitalise Cahill Street Reserve including installing infrastructure and landscaping for a nature play-focused area and new tree plantings, installing shared 10km/hr zones and permeable paving on Cahill Street as part of a $3.315 million upgrade.
- Over $1 million to install new lighting and widen the path along the Bay Run.
- $985,000 for a new park in Holden Street, Ashfield.
This money comes in addition to the $2.2 million we won in 2019 to fund urgent repairs to Dawn Fraser Baths.
On a personal note, I've been so inspired and energised to be part of this local effort. This win proves that when we work together, our community can achieve huge wins.
Thursday, 3 June 2021