Two local projects will benefit from a share in more than $850,000 to upgrade community and sporting facilities thanks to the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the community would benefit from new amenities at Carcoar Sports and Recreation Ground, as well as upgrades to Napier and Dakers Oval.
"Visitors will benefit from a $322,000 investment to build new public toilets, an open camp kitchen, a community barbecue shelter and new change rooms at the Carcoar grounds," Mr Toole said.
"This will support the more than 400 residents and visitors in the Carcoar village and surrounding areas, as it will provide more opportunities for sport and recreation.
"Projects identified in the Sport and Recreation masterplan at Napier and Dakers Oval will also be completed, thanks to a $532,000 investment.
"Funding will go toward installing irrigation and drainage, resurfacing of sports fields, and building a new fence around the Napier Oval, and the construction of cricket nets at the Dakers Oval.
"These projects will improve the safety of the fields, making it more attractive for local sporting clubs to host regional competitions at the ovals."
More than $4.3 million will be invested from round two of the fund into community and local sporting facilities across Bathurst.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round of projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.
"I congratulate local councils and look forward to the local sports and community facility improvements that will make the region an even more attractive place to work and raise a family," Mr Barilaro said.
"The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund that is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses."
For more information, please visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.