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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


Safety upgrades to facilities at the Lithgow District Car Club are on the agenda thanks to the NSW Government.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has announced a Stronger Country Communities Fund (SSCF) grant of $170,137 for the installation of guardrail safety barriers at the Yvonne Martyn Memorial Motorsport Park.

Mr Toole visited the facility at Portland to deliver the good news.

“The funding will go to making improvements to club’s Hillclimb course, including 620 metres of Armco guardrail,” he said.

“Additionally, the course was unveiled to be named the David Tutton Hillclimb Course.

“This fittingly acknowledged the incredible years of service by David, including more than 2000 hours of volunteer work and 14 years as a previous Club President and a host of other achievements.”

Mr Toole said the supply and installation of the guardrail now helps guarantee the safety of vehicles and their occupants on the roadway used for Hillclimbing, a motorsport discipline that is in short supply in NSW.

He said that improvements to facilities at the Lithgow District Car Club are part of the latest wave of support from the SCCF being rolled out by the NSW Government to deliver new and upgraded facilities, infrastructure and programs that make a big difference to everyday life in the bush.

“SCCF delivers guaranteed investment in every single regional LGA in NSW, and has seen $500 million invested across more than 1900 local projects since 2017,” he said.


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