Narromine’s sporting and recreational facilities are in for a boost, thanks to funding for a pair of major projects as part of the NSW Government’s Resources For Regions program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced more than $1.67 million worth of funding for Narromine Shire Council to facilitate the following projects:
- $925,604 to construct a clubhouse at Cale Oval; and
- $750,000 for recreational facility upgrades
The recreation facility upgrades will include design and construction of an all-weather multi-purpose court in Tomingley for tennis, basketball, netball and handball.
It will also allow for the replacement of Narromine Pool’s tiled surface with a durable pool membrane and installation of a gutter system.
Water tanks and plumbing will also be installed to allow for the capture of backwash water for re-use on adjacent gardens and ovals
“The projects that have been identified by Narromine Shire Council will not only ensure there is improved facilities for residents and visitors, they will ensure those facilities are safe,” Mr Saunders said.
“In the instance of the Narromine Pool project there will also be an environmental impact thanks to the water recycling component, which I commend council on identifying as a priority and implementing as part of their application for funding.”
Narromine Shire Council Mayor Craig Davies welcomed the funding.
“The past four years has seen a major turnaround in facility improvements across the Narromine shire and this further funding allows the process to continue,” he said.
“We are most appreciative of the $1.67m that will see a clubhouse at Cale Oval and further upgrades to the Narromine Pool, along with the multi-purpose court in Tomingley. It is only with these grants that facilities of this nature can be afforded and we look forward with much anticipation to these improvements.”