Bathurst MP Paul Toole today announced $50,000 in funding to carry out much-needed improvements to Waratah Park at Kandos through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
The money will fund the replacement of the front boundary fence at the sporting facility as well as the installation of a new double gate entrance.
Mr Toole said the work will improve the aesthetics and approach to the ground as well as making it secure and safe. “Waratah Park is the primary sporting facility for the Kandos/Rylstone community. The current chain-wire fence surrounding the grounds is rusting and does not provide sufficient enclosure for sporting activities,” he said. “By installing a new fence and double gate, the park will provide a higher standard of facility and be able to attract more participants through a variety of sports.
“It will also enable Kandos/Rylstone to demonstrate that it is capable of hosting visiting teams, thus improving the economic outlook for the area and instilling a sense of pride in the town.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.
“I look forward to the local sports improvements at Kandos 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,” he said.
For more information, please visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.