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GEE LOCKS IN $200,000 FUNDING FOR WATTLE FLAT REC GROUND

GEE LOCKS IN $200,000 FUNDING FOR WATTLE FLAT REC GROUND

The Wattle Flat Recreation Ground is set to undergo a major revamp thanks to a $200,000 investment through the third round of the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program.

Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee was joined by members of the Wattle Flat Progress Association and Mayor of Bathurst Cr Graeme Hanger to make the funding announcement.

“Wattle Flat is a tight-knit community who have been working hard to upgrade a number of facilities in the village,” Mr Gee said.

“This funding will be used to remove the existing old dilapidated court surfaces within the Wattle Flat Recreation Ground. A new concrete sub-base will be installed followed by a synthetic course surface, which will be suitable for multi-sport use such as basketball, soccer, netball and tennis.

“Sport is a great way to bring people together. It helps to build community spirit and better connect our country communities.

“I am thrilled to see this funding rolling out to smaller communities, like Wattle Flat, which will provide an enormous boost to the area.”

The news follows Mr Gee’s announcement in March that the Wattle Flat Progress Association and Wattle Flat Heritage Lands Manager had received $50,182 through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program and the Tackling Tough Times Together Program for village upgrades.