After months of planning and construction the Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has officially opened the upgrades to Nixon Park in Temora.
Ms Cooke said with a combined project cost of $417,178, the upgrade includes new change rooms and incorporates facilities for female players and umpires, as well as providing a larger clubhouse area to accommodate more sports-related community events.
“I am delighted to see the $324,000 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 2 from the NSW Government going towards such a worthwhile project in Temora,” Ms Cooke said.
“Grassroots sports and events are so vital to regional areas particularly during challenging times, and to know that as our restrictions ease in NSW people will soon be able to enjoy safe and accessible facilities at Nixon Park again is such a positive step forward for our local communities.”
“This was a team effort with funds provided by the State Government, AFL NSW/ACT, Cricket NSW and contributions from Temora Junior and Senior AFL Clubs. It’s heartening to know that when community organisations, businesses and individuals pull together so much can happen in such a short period of time.”
The upgrades also include new accessible toilet facilities and public toilets close to the spectator area and an upgrade to the existing barbecue zone to provide a modern kiosk space for patrons.
Mayor of Temora Councillor Rick Firman said the upgrades would be enjoyed by many in the Temora community.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to bits to see such a multi-use facility being given funds under this fantastic State Government Grant,” Cr Firman said.
“I know that all of the clubs and schools who utilise the facility are so grateful to Ms Cooke and the State Government for their allocation of funds.”