West Dubbo Bowling Club Now Disaster Prepared

Residents of West Dubbo will soon have access to a backup natural disaster space thanks to funding from the previous NSW Government.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced the West Dubbo Bowling Club has received $200,000 from the Infrastructure Grants program.

“The NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program funds the construction and upgrade of essential community infrastructure across the state,” Mr Saunders said.

“The funding will be used to install a back-up power generator, allowing the club to respond to any declared emergency on a 24/7 basis.

“This service is vitally important for the community, with two large aged-care establishments, as well as Taronga Western Plains Zoo, located within three kilometres of the club.”

West Dubbo Bowling Club CEO Timothy Farrell said, “The funding received will go towards an emergency back-up generator, so if Dubbo was to have a natural disaster including a bushfire, or flood, we shut down the club and we can house those people for as long as we need to as an emergency evacuation site,”

“This project will provide vital infrastructure for people being evacuated in an emergency or natural disaster,” Mr Farrell said.

The NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program is made possible by Club grants Category 3, a fund which re-invests profits from gaming machines at registered clubs into community projects.

Since 2015, more than 660 community projects have been awarded $98 million under the funding program.   

To find out more information or to apply, please visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/clubgrants-category-3-fund

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