Kirsty McKelvie, Steph Cooke MP, Alan White and Gerard Prior hold a large cheque and stand in front of the gymkhana arena.
Kirsty McKelvie, Steph Cooke MP, Alan White and Gerard Prior.

The Marrar Gymkhana Reserve will soon be powering up with a new mains power system and solar infrastructure.

The NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund is investing $88,267 in to the project announced today by the Member for Cootamundra.

Steph Cooke MP said the funding was an important investment in the Marrar community.

“This is a great initiative which will make events at the reserve more cost effective,” Ms Cooke said.

“The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund is focused on investing in community spaces and ensuring they can continue to be enjoyed well in to the future, and what is being funded here in Marrar is a perfect example of this.”

“I can’t wait to come back and see the finished work.”

Land Manager Gerard Prior said the project has been a community effort.

“It’s fantastic, we are going to be able to keep building and hold better events, this will also assist with the day to day maintenance,” Mr Prior said. 

“This is a small rec ground and committee so we don’t generate a lot of income, so this solar infrastructure will lower our operating costs.”

“The community has been so supportive of what we are trying to do here and Steph’s support is very appreciated.”