WALCHA LOCALS SHOW THEIR BIAS AS $200,000 DRIVES REPLACEMENT BOWLING GREEN
A $200,000 grant will drive the upgrade of the existing synthetic green at the Walcha Bowling and Recreation Club.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the funds from the NSW Government’s My Community Project program will replace the ageing surface, which is showing major signs of deterioration after being used by the community for more than 10 years.
“This is great news for the Walcha locals as they have a fantastic community spirit and the Club is a big social hub.
“The upgrade of the green will ensure the Club remains viable as it plays an important role, uniting the community in providing a meeting place where many social functions occur.
“The Club hosts weddings, birthday celebrations, wakes, Christmas parties and service club meetings.
“The Bowling Club’s sponsorship of sporting teams in the town is returned when these teams hold their presentation nights here annually.
“The entire Walcha community will benefit from this upgrade, ensuring continued financial support by bowlers’ contributions to many fund-raising activities.
“This upgrade will allow the Club to continue hosting visiting clubs who inject funds into Walcha through accommodation, meals and local businesses.
“The Walcha Primary School has successfully included bowls into their sports program, the Bowling Club includes these juniors into its twilight competition running over 10 weeks, twice yearly,” Mr Anderson concluded.
More than $24 million was made available, spread across the entire State, for projects valued between $20,000 and $200,000 that would make communities more liveable, cultural, accessible, safe, revitalised or healthy.
For further information visit www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject