HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BUNGENDORE SPORTS TEAMS AS FUNDING SECURED FOR CHANGE ROOMS

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HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BUNGENDORE SPORTS TEAMS AS FUNDING SECURED FOR CHANGE ROOMS


Friday, 9 March 2018

Bungendore’s Mick Sherd Oval will see an impressive upgrade in coming months following the announcement of $350,000 for the construction of a new change room building, Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today.

Mr Barilaro said the funding will be used to construct a freestanding change room building, which will be linked to the existing toilets and canteen facilities.

“Mick Sherd Oval is home to a whole heap of local sporting clubs including the Bungendore Mudchooks and the Bungendore Tigers, and it is also used for casual sporting events or school sports held by Bungendore Public School,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The oval is the sporting heart of the town, and we would be hard pressed to find a sportsperson in town who isn’t going to benefit from this construction.

“The construction of brand new change rooms will increase the public amenity of the oval and stop participants and clubs from needing to go home dirty.

“This is great news for sport in Bungendore and will benefit all, right from our youngest soccer players through to our experienced rugby enthusiasts.

“Most days and nights of the week we have dedicated local sportspeople out here training or playing, and soon they will have the facilities that they need and deserve.”

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Deputy Mayor Trevor Hicks accepted the funding on behalf of the Council.

“Win, lose or draw, many local and visiting players have left Mick Sherd Oval feeling dirty and uncomfortable at the end of their game,” Mr Hicks said.

“This funding announced by Mr Barilaro will allow Council to construct male and female change rooms adjacent to the relatively new toilet and canteen block, and will significantly improve the comfort and privacy of sporting teams playing at the oval by providing a modern and clean facility.”

The funding comes from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, which aims to increase social amenity and support regional communities through investment in significant community infrastructure. More information is available at www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.