Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
The need to upgrade Cann River’s Mick Baum Park playground – particularly the amenities block – has been given a push in State Parliament.
Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said the public toilets were no longer able to keep up with demand during peak holiday periods.
“I have been told the toilet block at Cann River is one of the busiest in the shire and that unfortunately at peak holiday times there are people lining up outside, which is unacceptable,” Mr Bull told Parliament last week.
“This town has had a significant downturn in its timber industry. It has reshaped itself as an important stopover point for travellers who are going through to Mallacoota, Merimbula and other areas along the Sapphire Coast.
“When people stop in Cann River, they also grab a bite to eat or something to drink in one of the town’s many eateries, which supports local jobs and families.
“With the town being so dependent on tourism for the local economy, I would encourage the State Government to contribute to this important project.
“While I know the remit of playgrounds usually falls with councils, I believe that special circumstances apply here and with the downturn in the timber industry, one of the best things this government could do to support this is allocate some funds to council to allow this to occur.”
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, supports an upgrade to Cann River’s Mick Baum Park, particularly the amenities block.
Friday, September 14, 2018