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Bathurst Regional Council has scored a $50,000 Federal Government grant to upgrade the canteen at the Bathurst Sportsground on Howick Street.

Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said he is delighted that the Bathurst community will benefit from the $50,000 grant delivered through the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program.

“Sporting facilities, such as the Bathurst Sportsground, are vital not only for inspiring physical activity and health, but also for building community spirit and better connecting our country communities,” Mr Gee said.

“This $50,000 will allow Bathurst Regional Council to fitout the existing kitchen bringing it up to food preparation standards, including a new grease trap, floor to ceiling tiling and new benches.

“This investment in the Bathurst Sportsground will be welcomed by the many sporting groups, like the Bathurst District Cricket Association and Bathurst Panthers Junior Rugby League Club, who use the grounds on a regular basis.”

“The Liberal & Nationals Government understands that our success and prowess as a sporting nation begins with grassroots sports, which is why we have focused our investment on local grassroots sporting facilities such as the Bathurst Sportsground,” Minister McKenzie said.

“As outlined in the National Sports Plan, Sport 2030, grassroots sports help drive increased participation and promote social, health and community benefits of physical activity and sport – a key priority for our government.”

 The Community Sport Infrastructure grant program was launched by the Federal Government in August last year, enabling sport and community organisations to apply for grants up to $500,000 to upgrade sporting infrastructure in 2018-19. The program is managed by Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s leading agency for sport and physical activity.

More information on the Community Sport Infrastructure grant program can be found at