Canowindra Golf Club is one of the major winners following an $800,000 funding boost for Cabonne from the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund.
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Following an announcement by Nationals Upper House Member, Sam Farraway on Wednesday morning, the club will receive $79,119 to upgrade the antiquated seating, barbecue area and the small playground to provide a family friendly, outdoor function area.
According to Mr Farraway, the upgrades will meet safety standards and will enable the club to promote itself as an ideal outdoor venue for community functions and live music.
Cabonne Council Mayor, Councillor Kevin Beatty said Cabonne had benefitted greatly through the first two rounds of the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund, and this further funding would have a big impact on the Shire's growth.
"Programs such as this contribute enormously to rural areas and local projects make a huge impact on our communities. In the current trying circumstances we all find ourselves in, this news will provide a much-needed boost to our communities," he said.
"These projects are about bringing communities together, strengthening and supporting our social connections, and creating vibrant rural and regional communities for the future."
Cr Beatty thanked the NSW Government for their continuing support to Cabonne and congratulated the community organisations that submitted successful projects.
$435,452 of the funding will go to Cabonne Council for the Yeoval Recreation Precinct masterplan and lighting upgrades at the Dr Andrew Ross Memorial Recreation Ground.
Cudal Tennis Club and Cumnock P&C will now be able to create multi-purpose, multi-sport facilities, providing new opportunities for local youth to participate in a variety of activities and learn new sports.
Cudal Tennis Club President Jock Hough said the plans for the club will extend far greater than tennis itself.
"What we hope to achieve is to create a space where the youth of our town can meet at any time to engage in either racquet or ball sports such as basketball, soccer or hockey on the proposed surface," he said.
"The space will include four tennis courts with the inclusion of a multi-sports surface and basketball/netball rings to cater to the whole community.
"We can't thank the NSW Government enough for their incredible contribution and look forward to getting the construction under way."
Cumnock P&C said they are very excited to be able to have started our Cumnock Public School Mutlipurpose Precinct, with the development of the bike shed and track.
"Our kids are counting the days to being able to ride their bikes at school, and being able to develop their skills alongside their friends," the P&C said.
"We have plans to grow this space into a learning environment not just for the students of our school but for the wider community of Cumnock. The space fits so well into the bigger recreational plan of the village. There are so many opportunities and ways to share our space.
"Cumnock P&C is excited to be able to improve our school grounds not just for the students but for everyone in Cumnock. We are looking forward to our bike track being a place that is fun and enjoyable."
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