Sport funding influx

A number of sporting clubs and organisations within the Weddin Shire will greatly benefit from a funding boost of more than $1.5 million thanks to round 2 of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke made the announcement last Friday, November 2, at Lawson Park alongside Weddin Shire mayor Mark Liebich.

Representatives from each of the sporting clubs were also present to hear the terrific news. The grant money will fund eight projects which will allow sport and community groups to provide even more enjoyment and satisfaction for participants.

Mayor Mark Liebich said he was delighted with the outcome and thanked Ms Cooke for coming along to make the announcement.

“Thank you very much Steph, and the NSW Government, for this excellent funding boost, this will benefit a number of sporting organisations throughout the shire,” said Mayor Liebich.

“Council staff have put a lot of work into the submission and it is great to see that it has paid off.” he added.

Ms Cooke said it was wonderful to be able to play a role in the team effort which brings so many benefits to the Weddin Shire community.

“These groups work hard with their sports and activities, and it’s a tribute to their dedication that the Stronger Country Communities Fund recognises their commitment.”

The projects are:

*$820,000 for renewal of amenities at Henry Lawson Oval

*$150,000 for green and club house renewal at Caragabal Country Club

*$110,000 for access and water access upgrades at Bogolong Dam

*$110,000 for improved spectator facilities at Henry Lawson Oval

*$101,040 for upgrades at RB Bembrick Field

*$84,000 for water treatment upgrades at Quandialla Pool

*$62,500 for upgrades at Grenfell Squash Court

*$50,000 for installation of fitness equipment at Lawson Park

*$50,424 part funding for renewal of Grenfell tennis courts

For more information visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.

See page 9 of today’s Record for photos, including the design concept plans for Lawson Park.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke alongside Weddin Shire Mayor Mark Liebich makes the sport funding announcement at Lawson Park last Friday, November 2.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke alongside Weddin Shire Mayor Mark Liebich makes the sport funding announcement at Lawson Park last Friday, November 2.