The $56,000 grant will complement Council funding for the new recreation precinct planned for St Ives Village Green next year.
The grant was awarded through the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program for an upgrade of the youth and community centre. Work is expected to start on the project next year.
The project will see the St Ives youth centre upgraded and a new skate park opened, as well as a new children’s play space linked to the Village Green by a central promenade.
Other improvements include new seating, shelters, lighting, picnic facilities, landscaping and an upgrade to the existing public toilets.
The design for the recreation precinct has been developed with the community’s help, with young people and local residents contributing their ideas to the project as part of the consultation phase.
Key design elements for the recreation precinct include:
- a contemporary and challenging new skate bowl suitable for a wide range of skill levels
- an adaptable performance area with raised sloped lawn & stage for community events
- shaded areas and sunny terraces overlooking play and skate areas
- picnic facilities for children’s parties and family gatherings
- wide new pathways with accessible links to facilities
Mayor Jennifer Anderson said there was a high level of interest from the St Ives community in the project.
“St Ives is becoming a destination for a lot of families and our intention is to make the precinct an area that all ages can enjoy”
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