Mudgee will soon play host to elite sporting competitions thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund.
Member for the Dubbo electorate has today announced Mid-Western Regional Council has received $5 million to construct a state-of-the-art multi-purpose Centre of Excellence at Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex.
“The Centre of Excellence will include a communal building, two accommodation buildings, and outdoor amenities that are designed to specifically meet the needs and requirements of female athletes, elite sporting teams, and community groups,” Mr Saunders said.
“The facility will allow council to attract, host and accommodate pre-elite and elite domestic and international athletes and sporting teams on-site to conduct player development training camps, sports carnivals, competitions and major events,”
“Sport is part of the fabric of our communities, and our Government has a strong track record of investing in grassroots sport to deliver modern, accessible facilities.”
Mid-Western Regional Council Mayor Des Kennedy said the Centre of Excellence will perform multiple functions.
“The facility will really be a game changer for sporting opportunities and major carnivals in the region,” Councillor Kennedy said.
“From our work with national sporting clubs in various disciplines we recognised there was a demand for a facility that could provide affordable and appropriate accommodation close to a world class facility that could offer multi-day player development training camps and acclimatisation training.
“On a local level the facility means our league, soccer and touch clubs can host larger carnivals with capacity to accommodate school and sporting groups on site.”
The Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund provides grants between $1 million and $5 million for new or upgraded sport facilities.
The Fund prioritises projects that provide inclusive and accessible facilities that enable more people to play sport.