The cattle yards at the Macksville will get a $10,406 facelift thanks to a successful grant application by the Mid North Coast Team Penning Association to the NSW Government’s Local Sport Program.
Macksville-Scotts Head Surf Life Saving Club and Nambucca Valley Archery Club Inc were also successful applicants.
The former will receive $2500 to purchase a training water trampoline and the latter $5250 to upgrade lighting, safety butts, netting and signage at Macksville showground.
The Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, said sport was a huge part of community life locally and something the NSW Government recognised.
“The Government knows how important sport is to our communities, for both social and health reasons,” Mrs Pavey said.
“The main aim of this program is to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and active recreation in NSW.”
She said she looked forward to seeing the benefits of the projects and upgrades as they are put in place.
Other successful grant recipients in Oxley were:
Bellingen Valley Dorrigo Rugby League Football Club - upgrade Bellingen Park lighting; $12,500
Kempsey Golf Club Ltd - purchase turf utility vehicle; $5,000
Kempsey Macleay Dragon Boat Club - purchase trailer and safety equipment; $3,261
Kempsey Pistol Club Inc - range upgrade; $4,423
Macleay Netball Association – course fees for coach development; $1,820
South West rocks Netball Club – coach development courses; $840
Wauchope Rugby Union Club - install change room hot water service; $4,000