Open space boost in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant’s Talunga Park is becoming a vibrant and flexible space thanks to $95,000 grant funding and a cash
contribution from Council.

Grant funding through the State Government’s Places for People program, coupled with Council’s contribution of $125,000 and $30,000 from the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, will be used to construct an atrium and new amenities as outlined in the masterplan for the precinct.

Work has already begun on the construction of the atrium between the existing catering shed and show hall, and new amenities are to be built on the western side of the show hall.

Mayor Bob Sloane said Council is committed to developing and creating better open space and recreational facilities.

“This project holds signifi cant value to Mount Pleasant. Talunga Park is becoming a great community asset. We hope the addition of the atrium and amenities will increase the use of the park by the community and tourists to the town,” he said.

“The long term vision for Talunga Park is about creating a usable public space that fosters togetherness and encourages future growth and development of the local community.”

The atrium has been designed to allow for opening when weather permits, as well as alfresco dining.