Sport and Recreation Community facilities | May 14, 2021

Funding splash for water play park

Long, hot summers in the Wimmera are about to get a whole lot cooler with funding confirmed for a water play park in Horsham.

The multi-million-dollar project, which has been years in the making, will be built on the banks of the Wimmera River after Horsham Rural City Council secured $2.1 million through the state government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy said the park would be a huge drawcard for locals and tourists alike, and would help attract more people to live in and visit the local area.

“This project is going to be a fantastic addition to our area, and I congratulate Horsham Rural City Council and the local community for their passion and drive in ensuring this exciting project became a reality,” she said.

“A water play park in Horsham was an election commitment for The Nationals in 2018 and something I was very excited to support because of the wide range of benefits it would bring.

“I have also been proud to support the activation of Horsham’s Wimmera River precinct so that we can effectively showcase one of the most iconic parts of our region. A water play park on the banks of the river will be an amazing space for families to spend time together and enjoy the beautiful natural environment that surrounds us.

“It will also give local families a safe and engaging opportunity to stay active, particularly during our hot summers.

“I’m very proud this is another of my election commitments delivered for our community, showing The Nationals can deliver whether in government or opposition.

“I congratulate everyone involved, and I look forward to watching this amazing new attraction take shape.”

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