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$900,000 for a new community park for Dobell

May 09, 2019

Emma McBride, Federal Member for Dobell, has announced that Labor will build a new park for seniors and those living with Dementia on the Central Coast.

Ms McBride, who is Patron of the Central Coast Dementia Alliance, made the announcement at the first Dementia Clinical Forum to be held on the Central Coast today.

"An ageing population and dementia are growing issues on the Coast and across Australia," Ms McBride said.

"My personal experience helping to care for my dad lead to my involvement with the Central Coast Dementia Alliance and my close association with carers and other support groups," she said.

"Creating this park on the foreshore of our beautiful lake at Gorokan will give seniors and local people living with Dementia, Alzheimer’s or related conditions, a chance to stay active, keep having fun outdoors and remain connected with the community.

"It means seniors and people living with Dementia can join in events, exercise and enjoy outings with family and friends.

"This park will also ease demand on our health system and support family, friends and carers who have been asking for outdoor spaces like this.

"Labor wants to make Australia the best place in the world for people living with Dementia and those who care for them. Funding this project is a big step toward this for the Coast.

"Similar parks have had great success around the world, particularly in Europe where they have become hubs for their communities. I look forward to the Coast becoming a dementia-friendly region and this new community park is just the beginning."