A health revolution is taking over Kyogle with the official unveiling of three new outdoor gyms.
The project, a joint initiative of the NSW Government, Kyogle Council and Kyogle Combined Service Clubs, has also seen a new disabled toilet built at the netball courts, improvements to the town’s skate park and new fence installed at ANZAC Park Playground.
Member for Lismore Thomas George officially opened the project then joined Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mullholland and representatives from Lions, Rotary, Quota and CWA in testing out the new facilities.
Mr George said the initiative would provide free recreational opportunities for all community members and is the result of strong community collaboration.
“Through contributions from the NSW Government, Kyogle Council and the Kyogle Combined Service Clubs this community now have access to free state of the art public gym equipment.”
Mayor Mulholland has welcomed the community health benefits which will result from the completion of the project.
“Everyone can benefit from physical activities and research tells us that outdoor gyms provide opportunities for people to participate in moderate and vigorous intensity physical activities and muscle strengthening,” she said.
“I congratulate the service organisations in Kyogle who have partnered with Council to deliver these projects and I thank Mr George for his efforts lobbying to secure $100,000 funding from the Stronger Country Communities Fund and $44,500 from the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund,” she said.