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Wauchope grows: Mayor Peta Pinson says funds for upgrades in Wauchope from council and state will see its infrastructure lead to future growth.
Wauchope grows: Mayor Peta Pinson says funds for upgrades in Wauchope from council and state will see its infrastructure lead to future growth.

Spring is definitely here, with the days warming up, some rain in the last week and the chilly mornings slowly disappearing.

Our patrolled beaches are now in full swing, with lifeguards on duty and beach flags up. So if you’re planning to hit the beach always swim between the flags and remember if the lifeguards can’t see you, they can’t save you.

Our swimming pools in Kendall, Laurieton and Wauchope are also now open for swimming. If you’re planning a day out with the kids, the upgraded Wauchope pool is the place to be, with a new children’s water play area, covered grandstand, shade shelters and diving boards – the kids won’t want to leave.

If you’re starting to hit the beach or pools for a dip, please remember to stay safe and always swim with a mate. For more information on swimming pool opening hours visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/swimmingpools and for beach safety tips visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/beachsafety.

A bright future for Wauchope

Last week I attended a number of funding announcements that will see more than $3 million invested by council and the state government into our growing community.

While this investment benefits us all, the Wauchope community will definitely see some great new projects including new lighting being installed at Andrew’s Park, and the High Street upgrades soon to be underway that will improve safety, and make the area more people friendly.

Bago Road will also undergo about $2 million in road safety improvements between Milligan’s Road and the Pacific Highway, and the Rocks Ferry Reserve revetment wall to protect against floods is moving on to stage 2 very soon. A 1km Bicentenary sculpture trail is also being installed in the near future.

I’m really excited to see these great projects get started, and I hope you are too.

For more information about all the many projects that are planned visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/projects.

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