Clifton Park project moves ahead

THERE was a need for clarification at Sanctuary Point’s Clifton Park last week when a group of stakeholders attended a meeting to talk about an exciting community project.

Last year it was announced that the under-used park would be revitalised.

The park will be the base for the Sanctuary Point Men’s Shed, a learn-to-ride cycleway and a community garden.

However, the stakeholders, particularly the members of the men’s shed, did not know where they stood and wanted to raise concerns.

The meeting was attended by Shoalhaven City Council staff members Alex Love and Susanne Edwards, along with Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash, councillors Jemma Tribe and Clive Robertson.

One issue men’s shed volunteers wanted confirmed was whether they actually had approval to use the land.

The volunteers want to apply for grants to enhance the project but needed written confirmation of what was planned for the park.

They were told at the meeting that the master plan had been endorsed and tabled at least three times.

They were the words the men’s shed volunteers wanted to hear.

“I would say it was one of the most productive meetings we have ever had with council,” president of the Sanctuary Point Men’s Shed Col Louden said.

He thanked the councillors and staff members for attending the meeting and being supportive.

Mr Louden said the project could now move forward towards the development application stage.

Everyone at the meeting agreed that once completed the project would be a great community asset.

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