Singleton mayor Sue Moore opens the town's new landmark, Riverside Park

MAYOR Sue Moore was joined by Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen this evening to open Singleton’s new landmark – Riverside Park.

Hundreds of locals gathered for the opening ceremony while speakers battled to read their speeches over the screams of admiration of the playground’s newest explorers (see video).

Meanwhile, Mr Johnsen turned the public’s attention to another major project.

“Its wonderful to think we can come here to a place like John Street, which is in the process of upgrades like this playground, that creates that livability required for any town that might be on a river.”

“Yes the State Government only contributed a little bit, around $127,000 towards the kitchen fit-out which will open up tomorrow; but there’s an addition.”

“I’m very pleased to make an announcement that, to fit in with the council’s master plan for Townhead Park, today I’d like to announce that $2.8 million will go towards building the Arts and Cultural Centre.”