Coastal councils get funding to encourage being active

July 9, 2024 9:54 am in by

Three councils in the Braddon electorate have been granted funds from the State Government to help their local residents to become more active.

Funding from round two of the Government’s Open Spaces Grants Programme has allocated $2.1 million to nine council for various projects, including the Burnie, Waratah-Wynyard and West Coast Councils.

Burnie will receive funding to develop a community park and playground at Shorewell, Waratah-Wynyard will use its grant to establish a dementia friendly garden on the East Wynyard foreshore, and the West Coast Council will receive funding for upgrades to the Queenstown swimming pool and bicycle pump track.

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Waratah-Wynyard also received funding in round one of the grants programme last year for playground, shelters and pathway improvement, while Devonport was given funding to improve the walking and cycling shared pathway at Don.

Local Government Minister Nic Street says the benefits from a health lifestyle are numerous.