Howitt Park facilities have bright future under Nationals
Monday 1 October 2018
Bright’s Howitt Park facilities will be upgraded if The Nationals are elected to government, Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy has announced.
Mr McCurdy was in Bright today to announce $400,000 to upgrade community facilities at the popular park.
“Howitt Park is a picturesque park that is uniquely located but the existing facilities are inadequate for hosting events in inclement weather,” Mr McCurdy said.
“Upgrading the facilities at the park with this $400,000 investment will enable the local community to hold and host events year-round.
“It would enable the existing facilities at the park and the adjoining park to be more fully utilised which would further promote Bright and local businesses.”
Mr McCurdy said The Nationals in Government would provide a $400,000 grant to the Alpine Shire Council to upgrade the Sibley Sound Shell area for the development of facilities capable of hosting year-round events.
“This is a local project benefiting the Bright community, especially for hosting community social events,” he said.
“Upgrading Howitt Park is a win for the local community and supports the economic and social growth of the township.
“Bright has a strong community and the events staged are well supported, it also hosts a growing tourist population drawn to the natural surrounds.”
Mr McCurdy said that after four years in government, Labor had ignored the need for this important upgrade.
“Unlike city-centric Labor, The Nationals believe in backing projects that local communities have identified as a priority, which is why we’ll fund an upgrade for Howitt Park if we’re elected to government,” he said.
Mr McCurdy said events regularly held at Howitt Park included markets, the Brighter Days Festival, the annual Carols by Candlelight as well as other community gatherings.