WHEN next year’s footy seasons rolls around the players from Lithgow Workies will be greeted by brand new changing rooms at Tony Luchetti Sportsground.
There’s been a frenzy of activity going on at the local sporting venue as local tradies carry out the upgrades as part of the NSW Government’s $1.8 million COVID-19 stimulus package.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said funding of more than $180,000 was made available to Lithgow City Council for the work to upgrade changing rooms and meeting room facilities.
He said it was great to catch up with Andrew Van Harskamp from Dean Horton Building and plumber Kerry Vlores who were on site at the sportsground during a visit to see how the work was progressing.
“Our showgrounds play an important role at the heart of our communities so I welcome this further investment by the NSW Government,” Mr Toole said.
“These upgrades in Lithgow will improve the use, condition and safety of the sportsground’s infrastructure for future generations while supporting tradies and material suppliers.
“This latest investment follows the announcement last month of $60,000 in upgrades to the irrigation at the ground.”
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the local showgrounds are among 153 across the state getting stimulus funding this financial year.
“The showground stimulus program is generating economic activity in local economies impacted by COVID-19 while supporting the long-term sustainability of showgrounds right across NSW,” Minister Pavey said.