Bright opportunities for Copford Reach

Copford Reach, one of the most picturesque sections of the Wollondilly River, is in line for some upgrades following Tuesday night’s (September 15 2020) council meeting.

A working party will be formed to put forward options and opportunities for redevelopment of the Copford Reach reserve and the waterway, with the goal of catering for a variety of community organisations and the wider community.

Councillors Andrew Banfield and Peter Walker will be members of the working party, along with a representative of the Goulburn Barefoot Waterski Club. General Manager Warwick Bennett, or a delegate on his behalf, will also attend the meetings.

Mayor Bob Kirk said it is an exciting brief for the working party to focus on, with potential outcomes that will benefit the whole community.

“If you spoke with some of our older residents around town I’m sure many have great memories of swimming at Copford Reach in their younger days.

“We are looking to restore the reserve and the waterway to its former glory, and really looking for some innovative ideas that we can potentially put some budget towards in coming years. It will eventually link nicely with our river walkway network, and could be a brilliant spot for the community to enjoy.”

The working party will need to have their final report to Council prior to the 28th February 2021 in order to allow time for potential projects to go through the budget process.

Expressions of interest for two community representatives for the working party are now being sought before 5pm on Friday 3rd October. These should be made in writing and should outline, in no more than one page, the attributes and qualifications you could bring to the working party.

They may be emailed to warwick.bennett@goulburn.nsw.gov.au, or addressed to the General Manager and sent by mail to Locked Bag 22, Goulburn, NSW, 2580.

Source: Goulburn Mulwaree Council