Safety, accessibility boost at Glen Willow

One of regional NSW’s premier sporting facilities is about to become even better thanks to a grant from the NSW Government.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said Mid-Western Regional Council had received $103,000 from the Regional Tourism Acceleration Fund to add permanent accessible amenities to Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium.

“From the recent Charity Shield to the upcoming A-League clash, Glen Willow draws people from far and wide to the Mudgee region,” Mr Saunders said.

“Unfortunately, the facility has lacked the accessible amenities expected of one of regional NSW’s best stadiums.

“This funding will deliver a more inclusive facility, supporting the needs of all tourists, especially those with disability, when attending community and sporting events as participants and spectators.”

Mid-Western Regional Council General Manager Brad Cam said the upgrade would enhance Glen Willow’s ability to host local community and major events.

“This funding will enable Council to build a permanent accessible amenities and public first-aid addition attached to the Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium, including accessible toilets and baby change area, and first aid room,” Mr Cam said.

“Currently at major events and local carnivals first aid has a temporary marquee under the stadium and similarly a portable disabled toilet brought in.

“Thanks to the NSW Government we can now have suitable permanent facilities for patrons.”

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