The Oberon Golf Club has secured a $47,339 Federal Government grant to install new course watering and solar systems.
Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said he is delighted the Oberon community will benefit from the $47,339 grant delivered through the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure program.
“Sporting facilities, such as the Oberon Golf Club, 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.
“The grant will enable the Club to extend its course watering system in order to improve playing conditions on the green.
“The funding will also allow the Club to install a solar power system which will help take the pressure off the club’s monthly energy bill.”
“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 Oberon Golf Club,” 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 www.sportaus.gov.au/csi