Adventureland Park Management Committee work to finish funding for project

From left to right- Progressive Women treasurer Jan Archer, committee treasurer Bob Jones, committee chair Charlotte Davidson and 100 Women's Walk committee member Julie Starcevich. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
From left to right- Progressive Women treasurer Jan Archer, committee treasurer Bob Jones, committee chair Charlotte Davidson and 100 Women's Walk committee member Julie Starcevich. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

The Adventureland Park Management Committee is seeking to complete funding for a project which has seen countless hours of volunteer effort.

Adventureland Park Committee chair Charlotte Davidson said the total cost for the development of the new park project was estimated to be $560,000. 

Ms Davidson said the committee was working to apply to the Lotteries Commission for an amount still to be decided.

“Further funding is being sought from the Lotteries Commission while we pursue possible further local support,” she said.

“The grant application is being worked on now.

“If we can get Lotteries on board then it will be instant action.”

Representatives of the committee accepted a cheque of $21,547 from The 100 Women’s Walk and $5,000 from the Progressive Women’s Group on Thursday, August 2.

The Adventureland Park Management Committee also thanked the Esperance Shire for injecting a total of $258,000 to purchase equipment and install pathways.

Women’s Walk committee member Julie Starcevich said the group thought the park was a good community initiative.

Funds donated from the Women’s Walk will be mainly spent on a basketball court.

Progressive Women treasurer Jan Archer said their organisation liked to donate locally.

“A lot of people use the Adventureland Park so we thought it was a great idea to put money towards it,” she said.

“We’ve got mums that have young families and we have grandmothers with children.”

Ms Davidson said the Apex Club had taken on the challenge of renewing and enlarging the maze and the Rotary Club of Esperance had promised $10,000.

“With further community involvement, including yet more volunteer hours to help reduce costs, we look forward to achieving our goals,” she said.

Ms Davidson said the park would be quite different to any other park in town and predicted the ‘zipline’ would be the most popular attraction for kids.

“The plan is based on a survey conducted two years ago and includes the 12 most frequently nominated suggestion from the 160 received,” she said.

“These plans formed the basis for the recently endorsed Implementation Plan approved by council.”

To make a private donation to the Adventureland Park Management Committee contact treasurer Bob Jones on 0428 712 402.