$4.8 MILLION FOR MULTI-SPORTS COMPLEX AT OBERON
A VISION to build a multi-sports complex on the outskirts of Oberon is one step closer with stage one of the project set to become a reality thanks to a further investment of $4.8 million from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.
In 2019 Member for Bathurst Paul Toole announced $2 million to kick start the project.
The news of an additional $4.8 million will now ensure the vision for the sports hub can proceed.
“I have been a strong supporter of this project right from the beginning and have continued to advocate for additional funding so this project can deliver a state-of-the-art facility for both locals and visitors alike,” Mr Toole said.
“These are exciting times for Oberon with the multi-sports complex to be developed on a greenfield site at the entrance to the township, just off the O’Connell Road.
“This is a project that has been in the pipeline for several years with an eight hectare parcel of land earmarked for the project.
“The relocation of the Oberon Tigers home ground will create a sports hub featuring two rugby league fields, three netball courts, a clubhouse, spectator seating and amenities.
“It is envisaged that future stages will include the construction of a synthetic hockey field.”
Oberon Tigers Senior Rugby League Club president Ian Christie-Johnston said the long term plan is all about the future and creating a sporting environment for the town.