Friends of Allenby Park funding granted

Pictured: Residents plant fruit trees at the park earlier this year. Supplied

Community group Friends of Allenby Park, Wanaka has been granted $60,000 to help enhance the reserve.

Queenstown Lakes District Council confirmed that it had accepted the group’s submission to the council’s annual plan for funding, when it officially adopted the annual plan on Friday June 23.

Wanaka Community Board member and chair of the group Quentin Smith said that he was very pleased the money had been granted to boost the community park project.

“I’m very, very pleased. This is an exciting community-driven project that I am proud to be part of,” Quentin said.

He added that construction on the project, which includes a new playscape, could start by the end of the year.

The group was set up last year to care for and enhance the Allenby Park Reserve for the Mount Iron and wider Wanaka community.

Pictured: Residents plant fruit trees at the park earlier this year.

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For more information about the on-going community care of and enhancement of Allenby Park Reserve visit:  Friends of Allenby Park, Wanaka on Facebook 

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