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Budget double-delivers for Tara’s parklands and recreation spaces

20 June 2018

Cr Tillman and Tara Futures Group President Joe Abbott are excited about the benefits these spaces will bring to residents and visitors.

Cr Tillman and Tara Futures Group President Joe Abbott are excited about the benefits these spaces will bring to residents and visitors.

Western Downs Regional Council has continued its focus on great public spaces, with their 2018/19 Budget featuring funding for the Tara Lions Park and the Tara Lagoon Project.

Council Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Councillor Carolyn Tillman said it was these spaces that provided a place for the community to come together.

“There is a great community in Tara and the surrounding district and having a space where our residents can spend time walking in the afternoons, playing with their children or just enjoying the great outdoors in our Queensland climate is really important for the happiness of a community,” she said.

Council has allocated $50,000 to the planning of the Tara Lagoon Project, which is being put to community consultation to help create a fantastic space for residents to enjoy.

A further $115,000 has been allocated for Stage Two of the Tara Lions Park Upgrade, which will feature new gravel path-work, log bollards, refurbishment of picnic shelters and replacement of barbeques.

Cr Tillman said the redevelopment of these two popular recreational areas will provide a nice alternative for travellers passing through to stop and take a break.

“These are two significant projects and we are thrilled to deliver these for the Tara community,” she said.

“They’re projects that the community in Tara have really championed and these revamped parks and open spaces will bring many benefits to the town like visitors stopping for a coffee or lunch.

“I know residents have enjoyed seeing the Lions Park progress and we are looking forward to a final concept being adopted for the Tara Lagoon.”

President of the Tara Futures Group Joe Abbott said the Tara Lagoon Project would mean a lot to the community.

“It will become a place that people can enjoy, both locals and visitors, and it will build on that sense of community pride in Tara,” he said.

“Particularly the walkway around the lagoon, a lot of people regularly use it as a place to exercise and it would be great to develop this.”

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