Sportspeople who make use of facilities at Wellington’s Pioneer Park will have access to grandstand seating, with Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders announcing a funding allocation for the project.
Mr Saunders said Wellington District Cricket Association has secured funding of $13,000 through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.
The funding will allow the organisation to purchase portable grandstand seating, which will also be made available for other sporting codes to use.
“Wellington has a proud sporting history, and we know that sport is something that can bring communities together, especially in small towns,” Mr Saunders said.
“Having access to good quality seating will encourage people to get out of their house and head down to Pioneer Park and watch the cricket, and I applaud Wellington Cricket Association for its kind gesture of allowing the seating to be used by others in the community as well.”
The $4.6 million Local Sport Grant Program aims to increase regular and ongoing participation opportunities in sport and active recreation in NSW.
Wellington Cricket Association secretary Marie Cornish said that the grant will help support not only the main summer sport, but also others in the town.
“Sporting users in Wellington have been calling for this for a long time,” she said. “Having seating available just makes it a bit more family-oriented. The funding was out there so we thought why not get something for everyone in Wellington.”