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Sale of Mayoral car funds new drinking station at Olds Park, Penshurst

11 Nov 2011

Councillor Steve McMahon, Mayor of Hurstville today announced that a new water drinking station at Olds Park, Penshurst has been installed for the benefit of park users.

Mayor McMahon said the new water drinking station the first of its kind in Hurstville City was made possible through proceeds of the recent sale of the Mayoral vehicle.

“This drinking station represents part of my promise to residents to forgo a mayoral vehicle and focus on getting back to basics which includes improving local recreational facilities such as providing better playgrounds and more open space,” he said.

“I am delighted this innovative drinking fountain has been installed in one of Council’s most popular parks just in time before the start of summer.”

“Recreational park users I am sure will see a tangible benefit of having access to this water fountain at any time of the day if they are participating in a team sport within the park or taking a leisurely stroll,

“The drinking bubbler is also an environmentally-sustainable solution that is aimed to encourage park users to avoid bottled water and refill their own reusable bottles.”

Additionally, the remaining proceeds from the recent sale of the Mayoral vehicle will fund a new soft-fall area within a children’s playground at Ruby Wing Reserve in Universal Street, Mortdale

Mayor McMahon said the complete new soft-fall area at the Ruby Wing Reserve playground will shortly commence installation later this month (November 2011).

“It is anticipated that the new soft-fall area will be completed by the end of 2011,” he said.

“The soft-fall area will be a great new addition to the playground and complement a new shade structure to be erected under the Infrastructure Plus program.”

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Media contact: 
Tanya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953


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