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FERNLEIGH PARK’S MAJOR MAKEOVER
Fernleigh Park residents have received welcome news today, with the announcement that a re-elected NSW Liberals and Nationals Government will invest $25,000 for the beautification of the local estate.
The Member for Monaro John Barilaro today announced the support for Fernleigh Park, a small sub-division located just outside of Queanbeyan, and said the beautification would breathe new life into the area.
“Fernleigh Park has been part of the landscape of the Googong and Queanbeyan area for decades, and it is home to a community of vibrant people who love where they live and want to see their local area maintained,” Mr Barilaro said.
“This funding will be used to upgrade the entrance into Fernleigh Park, and to make Fernleigh Park safer for those walking along nature strips and through the area’s walking trails.”
Mr Barilaro said residents in Fernleigh Park enjoy getting out and about, and often travel along the roadside or on the local trails, tracks and cleared walkways; however they are in need of a bit of attention.
“Fernleigh Park is a beautiful landscape, and I’m looking forward to upgrading the roadside tracks that horse riders, dog walkers and local residents enjoy so much,” he said.
“They say first impressions are everything, so upgrading the entrance to Fernleigh Park will give the entire area a real boost. It is a much needed investment.”
Fernleigh Park is comprised of approximately 100 rural blocks, and is home to 260 people, many of whom have lived in the area for over 30 years. Fernleigh Park’s nature strips are in need of clearing in order to provide a safe off-road track for those who enjoy walking or riding in the area.
Fernleigh Park Committee Chairman, Mick Doyle, said the community is thrilled by Mr Barilaro’s commitment to Fernleigh Park.
“We are only a small group, and politicians often overlook our smaller communities, but not John Barilaro,” Mr Doyle said.
“John’s support for Fernleigh Park and our small community is truly appreciated.
“Fixing the entryway and clearing our walking tracks have been on the agenda for a very long time, and our committee expects the upgraded tracks will improve safety, bring the community together and encourage them to get out and enjoy the area.”