Visitors to the Brocklehurst Pony Club will have access to seating and hot water, thanks to funding secured by Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders.
The club received a total of $29,990 from the NSW Government’s Crown Land Manager COVID-19 Recovery Support Program. Of that, $16,945 will be provided for the purchase of spectator seating, while $12,045 will be spent on a hot water system, and additional plumbing and electrical works.
“This area has a strong showjumping community, and it is important to ensure the club has access to appropriate infrastructure,” Mr Saunders said.
“Having access to basic things like hot water and seating makes it easier for the club to attract events to its facility. As the Crown Land manager, it looks after this facility on behalf of the people of NSW, so it is great to help out the members so they can get as much use out of the facility as possible.”
Brocklehurst Horse and Pony Club secretary Dale Frew said both projects will create a more professional atmosphere for the arena.
“We’re looking at getting multi-tiered aluminium seating, which mill mean spectators don’t need to sit on old tyres like we do now,” she said.
“Dubbo is a fabulous location for events because it’s so central, so we want to encourage people to come here and compete.
“Having the hot water will make it more appealing for people to camp here, and they will often do some shopping, have a meal in town, and fuel up before they leave so it creates an economic stimulus for the community as well.”