Member for Murray Austin Evans has welcomed $100,000 in NSW Government funding for the redevelopment of Tooleybuc Netball Courts.
Mr Evans said the project will greatly enhance the quality and safety of the netball playing courts.
“Tooleybuc Manangatang is an important club in the Central Murray Football Netball League and the upgraded netball courts will be widely welcomed by players and spectators across the league.
Tooleybuc Manangatang Football and Netball Club President Nicole Hazlett said she was delighted with the funding from the NSW Government.
Mrs Hazlett said the upgrade to the netball courts is well overdue and will bring our courts up to Netball Australia Standards.
“The last upgrade took place back in the mid 90’s. The Central Murray Netball League has gone from playing 4 games of netball on a Saturday to now fielding 5 Junior and 4 Senior grades, so any improvements are much appreciated.
“I really need to thank Stuart Patterson from ESP Equipment Solutions for writing our Grant Application, The Tooleybuc Sporting Club, the Tooleybuc Central School and the Murray River Council for their support along the way, and my outgoing President Tracey Domaille, this really has been a long time coming” Mrs Hazlett said.
Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the project is funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 infrastructure grants program.
“Over $50 million in Clubgrants infrastructure funding is being provided in the current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.
“These grants are funded through a rebate on the state’s registered clubs’ gaming machines to reinvest profits back into community projects.
Mr Toole said the NSW Government is pleased to provide this funding which is delivering modern facilities so local communities across NSW can enjoy a wider range of cultural experiences.
“We improved the program in 2017 by giving community organisations more chances to apply for a wider range of projects,” he said.
“New funding ranges are encouraging more diverse projects, and a streamlined application process is cutting red tape and allowing for faster assessment.”