Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole visited the Hereford Street Rugby Complex with Bathurst Mayor Robert Taylor to inspect construction progress of an amenities building to service the two new fields.
The new amenities building is part of a $6.2 million funding partnership between the NSW Government and Bathurst Regional Council that will help see the Hereford Street Rugby Complex transformed into a sporting facility capable of hosting any number of regional and state-based events.
Mr Toole said the NSW Government Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund grant would help pay for an additional two, high quality fields at the site which could be used for either rugby league or rugby union fixtures.
He said the new amenities building will feature change rooms, toilets, and a referee room.
“Now that the two additional fields are complete, the next step is focussing on the amenities building being constructed that will service all teams for both fields,” Mr Toole said.
“The fields and amenities block are important for our growing local population who need sport facilities, there will be room to engage more people in the sports and to host large events such as regional and state-based competitions in Bathurst.”
Bathurst Mayor Robert Taylor said funding of $2.6 million from the State Government, combined with council's investment of $3.6 million, will allow the project to be completed.
“The new fields look great and once the amenities block is complete, the Hereford Street Rugby Complex will be a drawcard for teams and sporting events. Key user groups to benefit include: NSW Rugby Union, Rugby AU, Country Rugby League, Central West Rugby, Bathurst Rugby Club and Group 10 Country Rugby League,” Mr Taylor said.