Melinda Pavey with Clr Sharon Griffiths, Wauchope Chamber of Commerce’s Gary Rainbow, and Port Macquarie Hasting Council Mayor, Peta Pinson at the site of the Riverside Sculptural Trail project

The Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, has announced that two major projects in Wauchope have been awarded funding under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, Round Two.

“On behalf of the Hastings community, I congratulate Port Macquarie Hastings Council for putting these projects forward. It is very pleasing to see that work come to fruition and it will be exciting to see these works get underway.

“Equally, I’m sure the community will also very much appreciate the lasting benefits of these projects as they are completed,” Mrs Pavey said.

Projects and funding: 

  • Andrew’s Park Lighting Upgrade – $200,543

This project will deliver: 4 new poles, LED 50 lux fixtures and power supply upgrades to achieve field lighting for Andrews Park in Wauchope.

Andrews Park is a central, high-profile sporting space in Wauchope with high usage from a wide range of sports, school groups, individuals and community organisations throughout the year.

  • Wauchope Bicentenary Riverside Sculptural trail – $196,140

This project will see a 1km interpretive walking trail encompassing the natural, Aboriginal, European and community history of Wauchope; it will run along the popular Foreshore Walk fronting the Hastings River from Hastings Street to Rocks Ferry Reserve. It will include:

  • Six stops along the 1km walk that would have either a creative or interpretive element commemorating the 200 year Bicentenary which commenced with John Oxley’s first exploration of the region in 1818
  • Creative interpretation, sculptures or creative/sculptural seating; the pieces and signage will be designed by commissioned artists
  • A Bicentenary event to unveil the Sculptural Trail.