Go-ahead for park development

The $2.9 million project includes a community and sporting facility, synthetic cricket wicket, floodlighting, barbecue and picnic area with drinking fountain, a playground and car park.

The City applied last September for a $977,000 grant through the State Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund. In February, $750,000 was approved.

Councillors asked on Tuesday for an extra $227,000 for the project be listed for consideration in the 2014-15 capital works program to cover the shortfall.

They also agreed to postpone the $2.7 million redevelopment of Hawker Park in Warwick.

The City had applied for a grant of $914,000, but it was not approved.

‘It is important to note that given other key project priorities for the City, it would be extremely difficult to consider the project for development in the next three to five years,’ the council report said.