Children attending Rylstone Public School are the big winners thanks to the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF).

A new multi-purpose court is set enhance the sporting options for the kids as well as the local community and comes courtesy of a grant of $106,400.

Bathurst MP Paul Toole announced the upgrade, noting the existing tennis court is run down, has a rough sand base which is difficult and expensive to maintain meaning the facility has very having limited uses.

“The proposed multi-purpose court will consist of a modern synthetic surface that has minimal upkeep, can be used for a number of sporting activities and improves the aesthetic qualities of the high profile corner site.”

Mr Toole met with school principal Jodee Burcher recently for a guided tour of the site intended to be redeveloped. Also present was P and C president Sandra Stroud who has been a driving force in securing the funding application.

“This is a project that is more than just an addition to the sporting facilities at the school. It’s a multi-purpose court that is intended for everyone in the community to be able to use,” he said.

“Because it is located on a corner block on what used to be the main street through Rylstone, it means it is centrally located for locals to access away from the entry to the school.

“I know the community is excited to receive this funding as the local tennis court has for many generations been a popular meeting and social point for residents.”