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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


A massive concrete slab has been poured as work moves into overdrive on the new multi-purpose sports courts in the village of Neville.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole met with local councillors and staff from Blayney Shire Council to inspect progress the new $250,000 facility.

“The community is looking forward to the difference the courts will make for recreational activities at Neville. It’s certainly a welcome addition that people of all ages can use,” Mr Toole said.

In 2019 Mr Toole announced a NSW Government grant for the construction of multi-purpose sports courts on a vacant block of land next to the local War Memorial Park.

“The project is being managed by Blayney Shire Council using local contractors and will feature a user-friendly rebound material over the concrete,” he said.

“Included in the initiative is line marking for both tennis and basketball, with the aim of having a travelling tennis coach hold clinics at the new facility.

“The courts will add to the current playground and showground facilities and fill a gap in activities, especially for the village’s youth.”

The new multi-purpose sports courts follows upgrades at Neville including a new amenities block ($50,000) in the War Memorial Park, funding for the establishment of an equestrian facility at the local showground to cater for a multitude of equine disciplines ($30,000) and electrical system upgrades at the showground ($20,000).


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