Portland Central School has been successful in receiving funding for a project that will benefit the whole Portland community.
The Portland Central Park project is a complete redesign of the recreation space at Portland Central School. The new park will be open to not only students of the school but also the wider community making Portal Central Park the new place to be.
The primary school playground is old and damaged while the secondary school has never in fact had a space designed specifically for them. The new green space will accommodate for both plus some new additions including an edible veggie garden, sports courts and more plants and grassed areas.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has announced Resources for Regions grant of $672,375 to fund the project.
Mr Toole said the support from the NSW Government will take the community park from a pipedream to a reality.
“This is such a fantastic initiative from Portal Central School to create a space for the whole community to enjoy,” Mr Toole said.
“The new park will give young people and children a place to go, hang out and play outside of school hours and in holiday times.”
Portland Central School Principal Matt Quirk said the new outdoor space will transform the school’s playground areas.