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COMMUNITY PRE-SCHOOL BUSHFIRE GRANTS

Pre-schools in bushfire impacted areas of the Bathurst Electorate will benefit from a one-off payment to provide fee relief and help with the recovery from this summer’s devastating fires.
Bathurst MP Paul Toole said pre-schools are crucial to communities, bringing them together and allowing parents to rebuild while their children are educated and cared for.

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Expansion of Millthorpe Skate Park

Blayney Shire Council has been successful in receiving a grant to expand the Redmond Oval Skate Park for $180,000. The NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Program Round 3 funding will be used to construct a Junior level Skate Park.

The Redmond Oval precinct is a very well used and popular location for sporting events and recreational activities by young and old and this project is part of Redmond Oval Master Plan.

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BATHURST’S HISTORIC COBB & CO COACH HERITAGE LISTED

A rare surviving and beautifully restored 1860s Cobb & Co Coach in Bathurst has been listed on the State Heritage Register, in recognition of its great historical significance in NSW.

As romanticised by Australian poet Henry Lawson in ‘The Lights of Cobb & Co’ (1897), the story of the Cobb & Co mail and passenger transportation company is etched in the colonial history of Australia.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the coach was a reminder of Bathurst’s rich pioneering history and was a great asset to have on display for both visitors and locals alike.

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O’CONNELL RECREATION GROUND: GREEN LIGHT FOR STAGE ONE

Oberon Council has obtained funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) to kick start the establishment of a recreation ground at O’Connell.

Bathurst MP Paul Toole today announced a grant of $349,579 to drive stage one of the project.

“Oberon Council recently purchased a considerable parcel of land in the village for the purpose of developing a recreation ground,” Mr Toole said.

“This is a facility that would also be a great addition for the local community as well as the students who attend the nearby O’Connell Primary School.

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