Progress on major projects at Wellington

It's an exciting time for Wellington residents with a number of projects underway and other work going on to improve the region.

One of the projects that has people really excited is the project at Rygate Park. As people may have seen, the multi-purpose courts are now completed and able to be used, while the amenity block has also been finished.

In the coming weeks the sports lights will be installed for the courts, while and irrigation system and turf will be laid between the amenities and the courts. These are expected to be finished by the end of June.

I went out to look at the courts last week with Wellington Business Chamber secretary Jess Gough and we both agreed it was an important facility for the young people within the community.

I hope it will get plenty of use and I also hope that it can remain free of vandalism so it can stay a park people are proud of.

It was made possible by joint funding by the Council and the NSW Government. The amenities block was co-funded by Stronger Communities to the tune of $565,000 and Council for $191,500, while the courts were funded by Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 1 for $200,000 and Council for $465,000. The irrigation system and car park, worth an estimated $50,000 from Council.

Significant progress is also being made on the $7.5 million redevelopment of the Wellington Aquatic Leisure Centre with work going ahead on the main building, the pools and the plant room. Progress is being made on each part, with the outer structure of the main building almost complete, except for the roof.

I know everyone is going to be very happy with the pool once it is completed and I think it is crucial for the town to have an attraction like this to give it a selling point above other similar sized towns. It will be much more than just a pool, with the splash pad and other amenities making it great for families and dedicated swimmers alike.

The design for the pool was adopted after significant feedback from their community. This is something Council is committed to. Similarly, when two designs were made available for a playground at Bicentennial Park, the community were able to have their choice about which would be installed.

This kind of community participation is something I am very excited about and there is another chance for people to play an active role in shaping their facilities. Council is conducting a survey to find out the preferred design for a playground at Cameron Park.

It is part of stage 1 of the Cameron Park Master Plan. The two designs have a strong focus on inclusiveness and accessibility. Both designs have exciting elements but I would encourage people to have a look at the proposal and outline for each of the designs before making a choice.

To participate in the vote go to and select the link Cameron Park Playground – Voting Open Now. Voting closes at 5pm on Friday, 31 May.

Last Edited: 06 Jun 2019

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