The Narromine-Dubbo Rifle Club is about to become a more accessible facility, thanks to funding secured through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders recently visited the complex to announce $13,501 will be provided to help the club install a portable toilet that features access for disabled patrons and older members.
“More and more we are seeing sporting clubs and other organisations that are looking to provide basic amenities that are accessible for people with disabilities,” Mr Saunders said.
“That’s a wonderful thing, I am proud to have secured this grant to allow the Narromine-Dubbo Rifle Club to provide such a necessary piece of infrastructure at its complex.”
Narromine-Dubbo Rifle Club secretary Martin Wynne said the announcement of the funding capped off a five-year dream for the club.
“It’s been something we’ve been hoping to do for a while but we just haven’t had things align, so when we applied and then got the call from Dugald to say we’d secured the funding we were ecstatic,” he said.
“We’ve got 65 members and we’re constantly attracting new people, so it is important that we have the amenities that make the club as good as it can be. We also host NSW teams for practice events so it makes us more appealing for that as well.
“We’re a local club and we’ve had local businesses supply the quotes for the work, which we think will also be a good thing for the project.”
The Local Sport Grant Program (LSGP) aims to increase regular and ongoing participation opportunities in sport in NSW and provides $4.65 million for projects across the State.