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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


The NSW Government will provide more than $27,000 to help continue the Tarana Valley Community Group’s drive to transform a vacant tract of land in the village into a recreation ground.

With progress on the establishment of a “village green” forging ahead, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the funding under the Crown Land Manager COVID-19 Recovery Support Program would allow for the supply and installation of a waterless composting toilet at the venue.

It was only last year that Mr Toole announced a $8800 grant to the Tarana Valley Community Group (TVCG) to get the project up and running with levelling and reseeding across a 100 metre diameter where the oval will be located.

“This funding also allows for a synthetic grass covered concrete wicket to be placed in the middle of the ground. These improvements means the ground can not only be used for cricket matches, but also for other recreational activities and events,” Mr Toole said.

The Crown Land Manager COVID-19 Recovery Support Program is providing $4.1 million in grants across the state to help Crown land managers recover from the pandemic by funding asset improvements such as what is planned for Tarana.

Applications were invited from all Crown land managers, including local councils and other trust managers, via an expression of interest which closed on 30 April 2021.

Mr Toole said the program aims to boost the social benefits of Crown reserves and support regional economic recovery post-COVID while supporting jobs in regional areas.


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