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Corcoran Park in Grafton is set for a $982000 major upgrade. Image: Emma Pritchard

Corcoran Park to receive upgrade

One of the most popular riverside locations in Grafton is set for a major upgrade.

Thanks to $982000 in joint funding from the Federal and State Governments, Corcoran Park will soon be transformed into a more community friendly venue.  

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the project “will boost our economic recovery and create jobs in our community.”

“The project includes bulk earthworks, the construction of a fenced dog park, as well as an access road, viewing areas, and a carpark,” he said.

“The project will also cover pathways, park furniture, shade shelters, dog agility equipment, a water station and landscaping.

“This project was identified by our community, and it will make a big difference locally, creating opportunities to increase employment and economic recovery.”

 Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis describes Corcoran Park as one of Grafton’s most prized community assets and well worthy of a spruce up.

“As we roar back to a post Covid-19 outdoor life, better facilities will be a welcome sight for visitors armed with their picnic basket, their fishing gear, their water skis, or their loyal companions to let off some energy in the new fenced dog park,” he said.

“It is terrific to see the Nationals in Government, at both a State and Federal level, working with local government to deliver for the communities we represent.” 

The funding comes from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package which is one part of the $4.5 billion overarching bushfire support program co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments for bushfire recovery, response and preparedness in NSW.

For further information, visit www.nsw.gov.au/blerfund

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