Funding to improve Mumbil school oval

Mumbil Central School students will be able to play on a fully redeveloped oval, after Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced the school’s P & C had been successful in receiving a grant for the project

Mr Saunders said the project will benefit from $60,000 of funding as part of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnerships program, which will facilitate the levelling of the current oval and the installation of synthetic turf

“The installation of a synthetic surface means that the oval will be able to be played on by students all year round,” Mr Saunders said.

“Unfortunately, the field at Mumbil Public School had suffered through the drought, and when the rains came the surface has improved but in the event of a big downpour it becomes slippery and unsafe.

“Having a synthetic surface will alleviate all of those issues and I am proud to be able to help the school and its P & C achieve its goal of renovating the oval.

Mumbil Public School’s P & C vice-president Shannan Hanney said the project will be welcomed in the small community.

“We are extremely delighted to be successful in receiving funds for the much-needed project of upgrading our play space for the students of Mumbil Public School,” Mrs Hanney said.

“The children and community will benefit from this project by providing a multipurpose sporting facility all year round. We hope to get the project underway before the end of the financial year.” Applications for the 2020 Community Building Partnerships program will open in May, and more information can be obtained by visiting www.nsw.gov.au/cbp

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