The Hon Paul Toole MP Member for Bathurst Electorate
Sport in the Bathurst region has received a major boost today after the NSW Government announced funding of $437,926 for the Bathurst Indoor Sports Stadium.
Basketball NSW will receive the grant for a makeover project that involves major facility and equipment upgrades.
The grant was part of Round One of the NSW Government’s Regional Sport Facility Fund which will see $50 million awarded over two years for new and upgraded sports facilities in Regional NSW.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has congratulated Basketball NSW on receiving the grant which will improve sport infrastructure for the sport-loving Bathurst community.
“Sport is part of the fabric of our community,” Mr Toole said. “This project to deliver major upgrades and improvements to the Bathurst Indoor Sports Stadium will provide residents and visitors alike with a modern, fit-for-purpose sports facility.”
Mr Toole said the stadium is the city’s only major indoor sporting and entertainment facility with four courts for multi-purpose sporting and recreational activities.
“Its main activities include basketball, netball, indoor soccer, roller derby and numerous other indoor events,” he said.
This latest funding follows on from a NSW Government grant of $147,000 in May 2019 for upgrades at the stadium, including work on the courts, scoreboards and backboards as well as air conditioning for the foyer and café area.
Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said the Regional Sport Facility Fund will help promote healthy lifestyles across regional NSW while stimulating local economies and boosting employment.
“The NSW Government recognises investing in new and existing sports facilities plays a vital role in improving the health and wellbeing of NSW residents,” Mrs Ward said.
“The Regional Sport Facility Fund will promote improved health and wellbeing, and create a construction boom across regional NSW as part of the NSW Government’s multi-billion-dollar infrastructure pipeline.”
The Bathurst Indoor Sports Stadium is owned by Bathurst Regional Council and managed by Basketball NSW.
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