Federation Council releases plans for Bangerang Park and RSL Park playground upgrades

TWO major children's playgrounds in Corowa are hoping to be completed by the end of the year.

The Bangerang Park playground was severely damaged due to major flooding in the town last year with equipment already removed.

Proposed plans for the redeveloped playground will be presented to Federation Council on Tuesday along with plans for a revamped RSL Park playground.

RSL Park is the most used playground in Corowa, but most of the equipment is overdue for replacement, with some no longer meeting current safety standards.

A report being presented to the meeting said developer contributions would be used to help fund the upgrades.

The two parks are also in contention for funding from the council's stronger communities major project fund of $9 million, which was made available by the NSW government as part of the merger of Corowa and Urana shires.

The proposed Mulwala all-abilities playground and a skate park in Howlong are also in the mix for a slice of the $9 million on offer.

Director Kristy Kay's report prepared for Tuesday's meeting stated a hope for a positive community response to plans for the two major Corowa playground revamps.

"The plan shows an impressive playground with a large proportion of custom design given the presence and importance Bangerang Park plays at the entry to Corowa," she said.

"The proposal links the existing Apex Club train to the playground and proposes to beautify this attraction so that it is within the same look and feel as this exciting new play space."

The council was also in discussions with a major sponsor for the Bangerang Park play area.

Corowa RSL Club maintains the gardens where the RSL Park is situated and will also contribute $20,000 to the new playground.

Federation Council also secured a $18,500 grant from the federal government for the project.

A final design for the Lowe Square playground in Howlong, including a skate park, has been settled on.

"While the playground is now ready to be built, the best outcome will be achieved by constructing both the playground and skate park at the same time," Ms Kay said.

Howlong Lions Club has committed $25,000 towards the skate park with a further $5000 from the Howlong Op Shop and $15,000 from the Howlong youth park committee.