LEE Watts, manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre is thrilled to tell the community the splash and play park will soon be a reality.
Only three projects were chosen from throughout the Upper Hunter electorate, with Dungog and Gloucester also scoring a win.
Lee Watts said she was surprised smaller towns in the electorate were successful, but the voting from the local community got them over the line.
“It is really fantastic that the community got behind this project and now our children will enjoy a new splash park,” said Mrs Watts.
“Not all children can go to the swimming pool on a hot day and we get some very hot days during summer, so this will be a great way for local children to cool down and have some fun,” she said.
“I think most of us have grown up running through a sprinkler on a hot day and at the park the water will be recycled, so everyone can enjoy a play on a hot day, without wasting water,” she said.
Lee Watts said she was thankful the My Community Project was initiated by the state government and gives hope to smaller communities for grant funding.
“There are so many smaller community organisations like us, competing for grants against bigger organisations in Sydney and metropolitian areas and it does get demoralising spending so much time filling out the applications and not get near the funding,” she said.
“It was great that projects in Scone, Dungog and Gloucester were successful in this round and I hope the government continues this process so that more of our community groups can make their projects a reality,” Lee Watts said.