Local park begins transformation

Local park begins transformation

I had a lot of fun last weekend at Willow Drive Park in Metford, participating in the first of two community painting workshops.

The Willow Drive Park project began last year when Council requested feedback from the community of Metford on the design of equipment for a new playground to be installed. To enhance community ownership, pride and connection to this space and the new playground, Council also decided to run a collaborative art project which included the mural workshops. The second painting workshop took place on Wednesday this week.

It was great to see so many excited locals keen to put their own special imprint on the mural. Once the playground is installed next year, the community is now likely to have a greater appreciation of the space which is essentially what the project is all about.

A special thank you to artist Dan Cox for facilitating the workshop.

Hunter Trade College

Last week I also attended the graduation of the Year 12 class at Hunter Trade College. It was wonderful to see so many future tradies in attendance who are all clearly excited about the future ahead of them.

I believe investing in trade skills is extremely important and in meeting these graduates, I think it’s safe to say that Maitland and the broader Hunter region is in very capable hands.

You can find out more about what is on offer at Hunter Trade College in Telarah at https://htc.nsw.edu.au/