Bundaleer Forest Receives grant

Success: Bundaleer Forest Community Areas Association chair Greg Boston. FILE PHOTO.
Success: Bundaleer Forest Community Areas Association chair Greg Boston. FILE PHOTO.

New toilets, showers and a kitchen will be developed at Bundaleer Forest’s community precinct, thanks to a $110,000 State Government grant.

The Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program funding is a major coup for the future of the community precinct, which is home to tennis courts, a cricket oval, walking and cycling trails, plus vast nature play and picnic areas.

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing grant will enable development of toilet and shower amenities for males and females, plus a separate toilet for people with disabilities, and a well-equipped kitchen.

Bundaleer Forest Community Areas Association chair Greg Boston said the funding was a show of faith in the local community’s strategic vision to enhance the community assets of Australia’s oldest plantation forest.

“These amenities will drive growth in participation in the multitude of recreation sporting and leisure activities at Bundaleer,” Mr Boston said.

“It will also open the door to opportunities such as hosting large nature-based recreation events, school overnight camps and nature play excursions.

“The facilities will also be warmly welcomed by Heysen and Mawson trail users, with both trail networks re-routed through Bundaleer’s community areas as part of the Governor’s recent proclamation of Greenways.”

Mr Boston said the toilet, shower and kitchen amenities will complement development of a community and cultural event space at Bundaleer, funded by a $150,000 State Government Fund My Neighbourhood grant and a $100,000 Forestry SA grant.