An outdoor community sports hub near Cale Oval at Narromine can now be completed, after Narromine Shire Council successfully applied for funding through the ClubGrants program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said $130,000 has been sourced for the project to complement earlier funding of $309,478 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund, which was announced in March.
“The funding we announced back in March was great, but there was a shortfall which meant Narromine Shire Council wouldn’t be able to do everything it had planned,” Mr Saunders said.
“The council’s been looking to completely upgrade the facilities at Apex Park by constructing a multipurpose court, an outdoor exercise station and some new amenities among other things.
“This additional $130,000 will allow for everything in council’s plans to be included. It will see new netball courts built to accompany the netball clubhouse, and it will mean the Cale Oval precinct is the hub for community recreation in Narromine.”
Narromine Shire Council’s Mayor, Cr Craig Davies said the additional funds will ensure the updated sporting facilities continue to meet the needs of the community into the future.
“Upgrades to community facilities like Apex Park are an important part of Narromine’s sporting infrastructure. The new facilities will provide important community hubs, encourage families to stay active, and provide modern sporting facilities for our upcoming sportspeople.”
Since 2015, the NSW Government has funded over 380 community projects worth $58 million under the Infrastructure Grants program that ClubGrants funds.