A HEALTHY FUTURE FOR KYOGLE
A health revolution is taking over Kyogle with the official unveiling of three new outdoor gym sites and upgraded facilities, part of the $180,000 Kyogle All Active Expansion Project.
The initiative joint funded by the NSW Government, Kyogle Council and Kyogle Combined Service Clubs has also seen a new disabled toilet built at the netball courts, improvements to the town’s skate park and new fence installed at ANZAC Park Playground.
Member for Lismore Thomas George alongside Mayor Danielle Mulholland and representatives from Lions, Rotary, Quota and CWA tested out the new facilities.
Mr George said the initiative will provide free recreational opportunities for all community members and is the result of strong community collaboration.
“Through contributions from the NSW Government, Kyogle Council and the Kyogle Combined Service Clubs this community now access to free state of the art public gym equipment.
“It doesn’t matter if you can’t afford to pay for a work out, these facilities located around the towns walking paths provide an outlet for all residents to get active and improve their health at no cost,” Mr George said.
With the completion of the outdoor gyms, the project will provide the community with a free fitness program and childminding service which will likely run for one hour each week. The aim is to allow residents to take part in the program, without needing to worry about day-care or babysitters.
Mayor Mulholland has welcomed the community health benefits which will result from the completion of the project.
“Everyone can benefit from physical activities and research tells us that outdoor gyms provide opportunities for people to participate in moderate and vigorous intensity physical activities and muscle strengthening.
“I congratulate the service organisations in Kyogle who have partnered with Council to deliver these projects and I thank Mr George for his efforts lobbying to secure $100,000 funding from the Stronger Country Communities Fund and $44,500 from the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund,” she said.
PHOTO: Mayor Danielle Mulholland – Kyogle Shire Council, Thomas George – Member for Lismore, representatives from the Kyogle Combined Service Clubs