Patrons are flocking back to the Narromine Golf Club, with the on-site Chinese restaurant reopening with the support of the NSW Government.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the Narromine Golf Club has secured $25,700 from the Community Building Partnerships program to replace and refurbish equipment to bring the kitchen into line with food preparation safety standards.
“In classic, country, do-it-yourself-style, the committee got in and completed the work and the kitchen reopened in less than six months, in mid-2022,” Mr Saunders said.
“But like many clubs, the golfie was hit hard by COVID-19 and revenue is down.
“This funding will enable the committee to cover its costs, complete some finishing touches, and get back in the black sooner.”
Narromine Golf Club president Matt Gainsford said the club and restaurant hope to bring back the popular all-you-can-eat nights.
“It’s fantastic! They’re great meals and the business has picked up probably five-fold from previously so it’s really good,” Mr Gainsford said.
“All clubs I think are struggling a bit at the moment and we saw a fairly big downturn in revenue in recent years with COVID, so having the restaurant open and attracting more patrons, it’ll hopefully get things back in the black.”
The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 18,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.
Applications for the 2023 Program open in May 2023.
For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp.