The State Liberals have promised to support the planned adventure playground at Mount Compass if elected

VISION: Mount Compass Progress Association President Adrian Earl with Alexandrina councillor Grant Gartrell at the site of the proposed recreation park.
VISION: Mount Compass Progress Association President Adrian Earl with Alexandrina councillor Grant Gartrell at the site of the proposed recreation park.

The State Liberals have promised to deliver $300,000 to supporting a proposed recreation park in Mount Compass if elected next month.

Alexandrina council has been developing the concept with the town’s progress association for many years and has allocated $350,000 to the project over the next three years.

In addition, council has submitted a funding application to the current state government to allow them to deliver the concept in full.

Now that the Labor government has entered caretaker mode in the lead up to March 17, the key stakeholders in the project will have to wait until after the election to know their fate.

No matter which party is brought into power, President of the Mount Compass Progress Association Adrian Earl said any state government funding would be much appreciated.

“Alexandrina Council has already provided $350,000 but an injection from the state government would mean we can do all the things we want to do and make sure there is something for our local families,” he said.

“It’s really important that we do something for our youth and families to stop them from having to leave town for these facilities.”

He said the facilities had been neglected for some time, but the project had rejuvenated the town.

“We had 100 people come and view the plans last year and were all really excited so we’ve definitely got the community behind us,” he said.

Mr Earl said the association was hopeful work on the initial stages would commence in the coming months.

Liberal candidate for Finniss David Basham said the Mount Compass community had been requesting a playground for many years.

He said, currently, families with young children in the area travelled out of town to access a playground of the same standard as the one that was planned.

“Playgrounds, parks and open spaces are a crucial part of any local community and the residents of Mount Compass just don’t have that at the moment,” he said.