The Eglinton community will benefit from $42,000 through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program to construct a new fence around Eglinton Oval.
The old wooden fence has become an eye sore and a safety hazard with broken logs protruding onto the oval and rotting wood lacking structure integrity.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities including Eglinton Oval.
“This is fantastic news for the Eglinton community who use this oval daily.
“This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and safer oval that will keep the kids using the oval for sport safe,” Mr Toole said.
Mayor Robert Taylor said this will be a positive addition to the much-loved facility.
“Eglinton Oval is a popular place for the local community to get together to play and train for sports, exercise and relax,” Mr Taylor said.
“I would like to thank Paul Toole and the State Government for the funding, which will improve both the look and usage of the space.”
The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 18,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009. Applications for the 2023 Program open in May 2023.
“I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”
For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp.