Bathurst MP Paul Toole today announced NSW Government funding of $294,118 for major upgrades to the Perthville Village Square.
A contribution of $250,000 will also be made from Bathurst Regional Council, taking the cost of this initiative to $544,118.
Improvements will see multi-purpose sports courts and a fitness station installed on a parcel of land which is centrally located in the village.
The funding comes from the Stronger Country Communities Fund and comes as a result of the Perthville community expressing keen interest in this type of development which will give residents free outdoor facilities which promote good health and wellbeing through exercise.
Mr Toole said the sports courts have been identified as an important component of a larger proposed recreational development in the village.
"The local community, through a consultation process, identified the need to include an active zone within the Perthville Village Square concept design," he said.
"The Village Square currently consists of open space with two tennis/basketball courts in poor condition located on the southern side of the site.
"These improvements however, are part of a bigger picture development being envisaged for the precinct including toilet amenities, picnic facilities, a nature play area, path and grassed areas as well as the multi-purpose sports courts and fitness station."