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Time to make a splash in Tocumwal

By Southern Riverina News

Berrigan Shire Council has plans back for the Tocumwal splash park, with the installer, Water Features by Design, expected to start work this month, with a completion date by Christmas.

Berrigan Shire Mayor Matt Hannan said the designs had taken inspiration from the town’s history.

‘‘The bomber design is in line with the Tocumwal town plan and further enhances the McIntyre Fields’ historic influence in Tocumwal,’’ Cr Hannan said.

‘‘The splash park will be a wonderful asset to the township of Tocumwal and not only attractive to locals and our residents in neighbouring towns, but also another drawcard for tourists.’’

Project manager Nathan O’Connell said he was thrilled to be part of the development.

‘‘As a local with young children myself, I can’t wait to see this project come to fruition,’’ he said.

‘‘The bomber design is dynamic and very different to any splash park I have seen. It will be very colourful and interactive, and includes a huge water dump from an overhead plane.’’

NSW Member for Murray Austin Evans said the splash park was an exciting addition to Tocumwal, which would get extensive use by local families and those visiting the region over summer.

‘‘What a wonderful way for families to spend the warmer months; enjoying the lovely Murray riverside while the kids have a fantastic time in the splash park. I’m proud this government is supporting this great project,’’ he said.

The Tocumwal splash park is part of the Murray River Experience, which has been awarded Restart NSW funding as part of the Regional Growth — Environment and Tourism Fund.