Gulgong’s public recreation reserves are set for a significant uplift, thanks to a major investment from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has today announced $246,934 to tackle weeds and build a new clubhouse at the Gulgong Pony and Polocrosse Ground, as well as $34,700 to upgrade power boxes and purchase a tractor mower to maintain weeds at Gulgong Showground.
“Used by the Gulgong Pony Club, Gulgong Polocrosse and Working Equitation, these grounds have amazing horse facilities, but for years now the human amenities have left a lot to be desired,” Mr Saunders said.
“Last year we committed over $110,000 for the clubs to lay the foundation, and now they’ll be able to deliver a clubhouse complete with kitchen, canteen, dining area and toilets including an accessible toilet and shower.
“Riders already come from far and wide to compete at Gulgong, and now the clubs will have the state-of-the-art facilities to attract even more!”
A total of $632,181 has been allocated to support local reserves and community facilities across the Dubbo electorate. The NSW Government grants are being provided by the Department of Planning and Environment – Crown Lands from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.
Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said Crown land covers about 34 million hectares or 42 per cent of NSW with more than 34,000 reserves across the state including parks, ovals, showgrounds, racecourses and community halls. “These grants are part of $16.48 million being offered state-wide to support 264 projects that will benefit many thousands of people and the cultural, sporting and recreational life of hundreds of local communities,” Mr Anderson said