16 October 2015 Ulong Celebrates New Playground

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16 October 2015 Ulong Celebrates New Playground

A brand new playground is being opened on October 20 for Ulong youngsters and visitors – thanks to the efforts of the Eastern Dorrigo Showground and Community Hall Management Committee and Council.


The first stage of the playground, which features springers, two slides, landscape play features and a picnic table was built with grants from Council’s Community Infrastructure fund and the Southern Phone Company.


“Ulong might be on the edges of the local government area, but this new facility shows that the village’s needs are as much at the heart of what we do as any other part of Coffs Harbour,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight.


“But none of this would have happened without the enthusiasm of the Eastern Dorrigo Showground and Community Hall Management Committee and the support of the whole community. They must rightly claim credit for this lovely new playground.”


The Committee provided $4,000 towards a Community Infrastructure, which was matched by Council and the Committee also successfully applied for a further $5,000 from the Southern Phone Company, of which Council is a share-holder.


The Ulong community contribution to the playground is being recognised by a plaque which also honours the late Warren McQuilty, a lifelong resident of Ulong.   


The next stage of the playground will include a shade sail and swing set.