Oberon Fitness Complex is the hub of physical activity in the region and ow it going to be transformed into a bigger and better centre thanks to the NSW Government.
A $585,362 grant secured from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities program will fund construction of stage two of the centre.
Stage two involves enclosing the back section of the complex making it weather friendly in Oberon’s climate. Fitness classes will be moved to the new area with soft flooring and a bigger space meaning class sizes will increase as well. More CrossFit equipment will be installed, and consultation rooms will be added for program discussions and body scans.
Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the project will create a fitness area for all to enjoy.
“This is a massive injection of funding to the Oberon Fitness Centre that will transform it into a state-of-the-art fitness complex,” Mr Toole said.
“This project will double the gym space available and make the complex more weather friendly.
“It was only five years ago I was announcing the first stage of this project and it is pleasing to see stage two about to come to life.”
Oberon Mayor Mark Kellam said this is big news for Oberon locals.
“We are well aware how much use the current complex gets, and to see it get bigger and better is a big win for locals,” Mr Kellam said.
“The enclosing of the back part of the gym will allow for bigger classes and better equipment for CrossFit.”
The Stronger Country Communities Fund had delivered more than 2000 grassroots projects, benefitting every Local Government Area in regional NSW.
“We all know how important it is for communities to have great places to come together to build social connections and boost their wellbeing through sport or community events.
“It’s the little things that make a big difference to the way we all work, live, play and do business, and the NSW Liberals and Nationals in Government are delivering the projects that make a difference to everyday life right across regional NSW, from Byron Bay to Bega to Broken Hill.”
Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund will support local community and sporting infrastructure projects, street beautification, public programs and events that display the best of local character and community spirit.
The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure in the regions.
For more information, visit: nsw.gov.au/sccf