Allocation of the remaining funding for the All-Abilities Adventure Playground for J W Purtle Reserve alongside Lake Mulwala in Melbourne Street is “a fantastic result for the whole region” according to the main instigator behind the proposed playground, Kaitlyn Cummins.
“I think the community’s been very patient but council, despite everything that’s gone on in the last couple of years (new council) has been persistent with it,” Kaitlyn, who came up with the idea some four years ago, told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.
“It’s wonderful for the local community and tourists. It’s awesome for the young people and kids with disabilities. It’s an enormous step forward.”
The All-Abilities Adventure Playground is “another great asset for Mulwala according to Mulwala Progress Association President Robert Purtle OAM.
“Hopefully everything will be up and running by next summer,” he said. “I feel so honoured and proud to have a park named after my father.
“I thank and congratulate Kaitlyn Cummins and her little group for choosing Purtle Park. They’ve worked really hard for this wonderful result.”
Mr Purtle described last week’s announcement of $21 million for projects along the Murray River from Tocumwal to Albury as a “win:win for both Mulwala and Corowa”.
Specifically referring to the 43km Mulwala-Corowa Trail, he said with the big number of cyclists it will be another big plus.
“You only have to look at the number of cyclists down at the Mulwala shopping centre of a Saturday and Sunday to get a good idea as to how popular the new trail will be. And it will be asphalt too which is the right way.”