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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


The Y Oberon Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre will be further improved by the addition of solar panels funded by a NSW Government Community Building Partnership (CBP) grant of $21,794.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole visited the centre to deliver the good news and congratulated the hard-working staff for the work they do.

“The CBP fund focuses on those organisations that make big differences in their communities,” Mr Toole said.

“The Y is so valuable to the Oberon community providing a place not only to work out and be active but to stay connected and meet new people.”

The new solar panel system will assist with reducing running costs of the centre so that it can funnel more investment into the programs and equipment available.

This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive financial and environmental outcomes.

“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,” Mr Toole said.

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.

For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit


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