$35,000 for Wy Yung Apex children’s playground
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$35,000 for Wy Yung Apex children’s playground

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, met up with Megan Kool and her sons, Joshua and Liam, and Jess Bryan with her daughters Emily and Claire to hear about plans to build a new BBQ and toilet block at the Wy Yung Apex children’s playground thanks to $35,000 in State funds.

Wy Yung’s Apex children’s playground will receive $35,000 as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s program to improve local community sites and assets.

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said the park is very popular with local families who had identified a lack of facilities at this site.

“One of the major concerns for parents has been the lack of toilet facilities, especially as the park attracts families with young children who have no other option but to return home when their children need to use a toilet.

“The local Apex club has done a fantastic job attracting funds to help build new facilities including a BBQ area and toilets, which I’m sure will be welcomed by the many users of the park,” he said.

Mr Bull said another successful applicant in this round of funding is Maffra Secondary College which will receive $6,860.25 towards its Trailblazers project to renew a local trail in the Maffra area.

Mr Bull said the Napthine Government is supporting local community groups in Gippsland East to improve sites and assets that will increase the community's enjoyment and awareness of its local environment.

“More than $41,860.25 from the Napthine Government’s Local Landscape Enhancement grants program will enable our local community groups to further protect and support our environment,” Mr Bull said.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said the announcements for East Gippsland were part of the Napthine Government’s $1.5 million Local Landscape Enhancement program.

“The Local Landscape Enhancement program is another example of our commitment to strong partnerships between government, community and environmental groups to deliver the best local environmental outcomes,” Mr Smith said.

“By building stronger partnerships, the Coalition Government is protecting and enhancing Victoria’s environment and building stronger communities.”