The southern gateway to Casino has an iconic public space for visitors and the local community to enjoy. The Casino Drill Hall precinct is an attractive destination for passing travellers and a unique hub for local events.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said work was now underway on a key element of the precinct masterplan.
“I announced $405,000 last year to enhance views out and across the Richmond River, and it is fantastic to see work start today,” Mr Hogan said.
“The redevelopment project will see Coronation Park benefiting from a unique poppy-themed playground, new landscaping, boardwalk and viewing platform set above the banks of the Richmond River.
“It will complement the $2.5 million Drill Hall site that was opened recently, and the memorial walkway link announced earlier this year.”
Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow said the revitalised site would be a great asset for residents and future generations.
“The community can be very proud of what has been achieved so far and I look forward to progressing with this next stage of the project,” Cr Mustow said.
“The revitalised park will be a great place for families and visitors to appreciate one of Casino’s natural wonders in the Richmond River, and enjoy a wonderful public space.
“Set on the banks of the beautiful Richmond River, the Drill Hall site already includes a new visitor information centre, a contemporary amphitheatre, an RV and caravan carpark, walkways and landscaping, and the Northern Rivers Military Museum.”
Funding has been provided through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, designed to support councils deliver priority infrastructure projects to support jobs and bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.