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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Communities across the State will benefit from upgrades and improvements to their local reserves, with the NSW Government investing more than $16 million to upgrade more than 260 projects across the State.

Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson and the member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell have announced the first successful local projects funded under the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF).

“This $16.48 million in State-wide investments will; keep public land in good condition and support tourism, businesses and regional jobs while helping protect the environment,” Mr Anderson said.

“Crown reserves are vital to the community and provide open spaces for everything from leisure activities and caravan parks, to walking trails, community halls and men’s sheds.”

Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said an upgrade of Lake Liddell Recreation Area caravan park as part of $1 million in local projects was a great example of how Crown reserves support regional tourism and jobs in the Hunter.

“The $426,000 investment in Lake Liddell Recreation Area will be a game-changer for the caravan park, raising its standard by completely refurbishing its amenities block and delivering sealed internal roads for the first time,” Mr Layzell said.
“It will give families looking for a holiday by the water a much better option while supporting the tourism industry that’s vital for businesses across the state.”

Crown land covers about 34 million hectares or 42 per cent of NSW, with more than 34,000 reserves across the state.

The NSW Government will announce full details of CRIF investments in other local reserves in the coming weeks.

PHOTO CAPTION: Dave Layzell at the announcement with Lake Liddell Trust executive Stephen Thatcher and Muswellbrook Mayor Steve Reynolds.


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