Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) Mayor, Councillor Doug Hawkins OAM, has welcomed the good progress being made on the Glenyalla Road bridge replacement project and the commencement of work towards the construction of a new basketball/netball court complex in Quirindi.
“The $865,000 project to replace the old, damaged timber Glenyalla Road bridge crossing of Borambil Creek with a new concrete structure is progressing well. Piling has been completed for the two eastern and western piers, with the headstock landed on both pier 1 and the western abutment. The eastern abutment has also been completed. Scour protection has been undertaken. Weather permitting it is expected the project will be completed by the end of November,” Councillor Hawkins said.
“Work has commenced on clearing the site on the corner of Henry and Rose Streets in Quirindi, adjacent to Longfield Park, where 3, all weather netball/basketball courts will be erected. This project and the associated redevelopment of the Milner Parade tennis courts is being undertaken with $160,000 funding secured from a Salvation Army grant and $415,000 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
“The project will include new fencing, construction of kerbing and walls, installation of lighting, asphalting, and the installation of the sporting surface with line marking. It will provide improved facilities for Quirindi Amateur Basketball Association and Quirindi Netball Association and the community members who enjoy participating in these sports. At this stage it is envisaged the project will be completed in the first quarter of 2021. It will further complement the investment being made at sporting facilities in the Longfield Park, Henry Street precinct,” he concluded.