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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Muswellbrook Shire Council and Upper Hunter Shire Council have been awarded funding as part of the final round of the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play program.

Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the program supports councils to build new or upgrade existing playspaces, to improve inclusivity across NSW.

“This grant is a win for our community. It means that Scone and Muswellbrook will have better public facilities for everyone to enjoy, regardless of age, ability or cultural background,” Mr Layzell said.

Muswellbrook Shire Council receives $75,000 to upgrade equipment and facilities at Simpson Park in Market Street Muswellbrook and $74,000 goes to Upper Hunter Shire Council to upgrade the Amaroo Park playspace located in Lang Place Scone.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the fourth and final round of the program will support 33 projects in 29 local government areas throughout NSW.

“All communities should have access to great public spaces and the Everyone Can Play program is providing people of all ages and abilities with places to come together and have fun,” Mr Stokes said.

“Since 2018 we’ve invested $15 million into 108 new or improved playspaces throughout Greater Sydney and regional NSW and we’re thrilled to continue building on that investment across the state.”

The Everyone Can Play program was established in 2018 as part of the $290 million Open Spaces and Greener Sydney package. It supports the Government’s priority of increasing access to quality, walkable, green and open public space.

A full list of recipients is available at:

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