Sporting pursuits in the Grenfell region have received a major boost after the NSW Government announced a $842,339 grant for major upgrades at the Grenfell Kart Track.

The grant has been awarded to Grenfell Kart Club for a project that will involve the reconstruction and resurfacing of the existing track surface, a 160m track extension and construction of a new start/finish straight.

The grant was awarded under the first round 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 Cootamundra Steph Cooke has congratulated Grenfell Kart Club on their successful application which will significantly improve infrastructure at this unique sporting facility.

“Sport and recreation is big part of small communities,” Ms Cooke said.

“This is an exciting project which will provide the karting community across the broader region with a modern, fit-for-purpose facility.”

“It is fantastic to learn this project will be made possible using local contractors and suppliers, and once completed will ensure the Club can attract larger regional competitions, which will be of benefit to our local economy.” Ms Cooke said.

“Once completed, the new upgraded track will offer an increased track capacity, different track configurations and a smoother racing surface for a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone,” Grenfell Kart Club President, Craig Sargent said.

“This is not only a benefit for us as a club but for township of Grenfell as well as increasing entrant numbers will boost the local economy.”

Grenfell Kart Club greatly appreciates the support and funding provided by the NSW Office of Sport and looks forward to completing the project and delivering this wonderful piece of infrastructure.

Mr Sargent said the track will be temporarily closed until all works have been completed. “We really look forward to showing the community what we have been able to achieve thanks to this funding,” Mr Sargent concluded.