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Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Shire Of York’s Avon Park To Be Revitalised With $366,071 Grant

Victor P Taffa

  • Premier presents the Shire of York with a $366,071 Lotterywest grant
  • Grant to assist with revitalisation of Avon Park and riverfront area in York
  • Funding to go towards construction of nature playground, pavilion and stage-boosting tourism opportunities

Premier Mark McGowan today presented a Lotterywest grant of $366,071 to the Shire of York to support the redevelopment of Avon Park, and the riverfront area in York.

“I’m pleased to present the Shire of York with a Lotterywest grant of $366,071 to assist in the redevelopment of Avon Park and the York riverfront.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“A new nature playground, pavilion and sound shell with a stage will make a big difference to the community and assist in hosting more community events.”

Funding will go towards the construction of:

  • Nature play area,
  • Pavilion,
  • Playground equipment,
  • Shade structures,
  • Sound shell with a stage.

“Community of York will enjoy a greater sense of place with the redevelopment of Avon Park and riverfront, made possible by the State Government through this Lotterywest grant.” Agricultural Region MLC Darren West said.

As a key tourism hotspot for the Wheatbelt region, the revitalised location will provide the whole community and visitors a safe play area which will be accessible for children of all ages and abilities.

Facilities will also be available for community events to encourage participation, outdoor activities and drive extra visitation to the local area.

Avon River, which runs through the town of York, holds cultural and heritage significance as a long-standing meeting place for both Aboriginal people and European settlers.

“York is an important part of the Wheatbelt and, once built, these new facilities will encourage more community participation, outdoor activities and drive extra visitors to the area.” Agricultural Region MLC Laurie Graham said.


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