A project identified by senior staff at Mudgee Public School and backed by the local community has been officially opened.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders joined with the school’s principal John Carters on Tuesday to unveil the new multipurpose courts, which were funded through the My Community Project program.
A total of $140,000 was allocated to the project, which was one of two that won a popular vote to be funded as part of a unique program that saw the power put into the hands of constituents in the Dubbo electorate.
“This program drew a lot of interest because people had the chance to pick which projects they wanted funded, and I’m glad this was one of them because this multipurpose court at Mudgee Public School will be used by so many young people in the community,” Mr Saunders said.
“Works were completed last year on the toilet amenities at the school, which was a commitment I took to the 2019 election, and now we’re improving other infrastructure that helps provide a quality school environment for the children who attend Mudgee Public School.
“Sporting and recreational amenities which promote a healthy lifestyle for children are vitally important to our schools and I know this new facility is going to be enjoyed by the entire school community.”
The other successful application in the My Community Project program saw $200,000 provided for the construction of a Ninja Course in West Dubbo, which was opened in late 2020.