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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP

TAKE A SEAT AT KING GEORGE OVAL



One of the most utilised facilities by the Blayney community is receiving further upgrades to allow spectators to enjoy watching sport in comfort.


The NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities program is providing Blayney Shire Council with a grant of $215,000 to upgrade grandstand seating at King George Oval.


Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said this funding announcement is in addition to over $1.1 million worth of previous upgrades.


“This is a big win for the Blayney community. The grandstand upgrades will fill a need in the sporting precinct that has been lacking for some time,” Mr Toole said.

“There is already new fencing, lighting, a scoreboard, changerooms and new footpath and parking to be installed. Now there will be somewhere for families and friends to sit and spectate.”


Blayney Shire Mayor Scott Ferguson said the upgrades will help improve the overall look and feel of the facility.


“We’ve ticked off some important projects at KGO, and the latest one will also benefit the spectators and bring it all together with seating that looks good and is more durable in the long term,” said Mayor Ferguson.


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,” said Mr Toole.


“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

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