Residents in Trangie and Narromine will benefit from over $1 million invested in key sporting and community infrastructure under Round 5 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the funding includes $705,000 for Narromine Shire Council to deliver the first stage of its overall masterplan for the Trangie Sporting Precinct.
“The people of Trangie love their sport, and we want to see people of all ages and abilities enjoying the benefits of being active,” Mr Saunders said.
“This project will upgrade the existing tennis, netball, multipurpose bitumen and grass courts to a synthetic material, so people can play rain, hail or shine, and improved lighting will allow for night competitions as well!
“The upgrades will help clubs attract more players and competitions, and allow them to secure more school holiday activities and coaching clinics for players young and old!”
The upgrades also include new grandstand seating, fencing and landscaping.
Narromine Shire Council Deputy Mayor Dawn Collins said the netball courts are currently unusable due to their poor condition and rough surface, while only two of the tennis courts have playable surfaces.
“Sports like tennis and netball offer fabulous social, health and wellbeing opportunities for the people of our shire,” Cr Collins said.
“This project will give the tennis and netball clubs the ability to attract new members, and introduce more competitions and clinics.”
Narromine Shire Council also received $195,305 to extend footpath infrastructure in Trangie and Narromine, and $126,633 to improve accessibility and upgrade the public toilet at Dundas Park.
The Trangie pedestrian project will provide connectivity to Trangie MPS whilst the Narromine project will provide connectivity for residents and school aged children to retail precinct, sporting and recreation and education areas.
“The Stronger Country Communities Fund has delivered over 2000 grassroots projects over the last 5 years, and we know it’s often the little things that make a big difference to our lives here in the bush,” Mr Saunders said.
“I particularly commend the council on its commitment to improving accessibility across the shire, so everyone can live, work, play and thrive in the region.”