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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Participation in outdoor recreation and fitness activities is set to rise, with the Member for Monaro John Barilaro today announcing $750,000 for major upgrades to sporting facilities across the Snowy Monaro region.

Showgrounds and sportsgrounds across Jindabyne, Bombala, Dalgety and Delegate will see major improvements and upgrades, with a focus on providing infrastructure to boost community engagement.

“Towns across the Monaro are real rural communities, with residents eager to enjoy the rural lifestyle, which includes strong community engagement,” Mr Barilaro said.

“There’s nothing better than getting together with your community to enjoy a bit of local sport and it’s clear this $750,000 overhaul to our local showgrounds and sports facilities is fantastic for the region.

“Soon, the Dalgety community will be able to gather along the banks of the Snowy River for a game of tennis; the Jindabyne Cricket Club will have their own home ground; the Bombala Cricket Club will have a new pitch installed; and the Delegate Showground will be properly irrigated.

“Our communities in Jindabyne, Bombala, Dalgety and Delegate come together to enjoy the local shows or sporting events at these four places, and the grounds receiving upgrades really are at the heart of these communities.”

Mr Barilaro said major works will be undertaken at the Jindabyne Sportsground, Bombala Showground, Dalgety Showground and Delegate Showground.

– $450,000 for upgraded amenities, changes rooms and seating, as well as the installation of a new cricket pitch at Jindabyne Sportsground.

– $80,000 for the installation of a new cricket pitch and electrical and lighting upgrades at Bombala Showground.

– $100,000 for the refurbishment of the tennis courts, installation of a new cricket pitch and electrical and lighting upgrades at Dalgety Showground.

– $120,000 for the installation of an irrigation system and new seating at Delegate Showground.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney said Council are thrilled by the news of funding for the upgrades and excited to deliver the projects.

“The passionate and active communities of Dalgety, Jindabyne, Bombala and Delegate will benefit greatly from the upgrades to the sportsgrounds and showgrounds in their towns,” Mr Rooney said.

“The grounds play host to a number of highly valued sporting and community events throughout the year. This funding from the NSW Government will enhance these facilities, benefiting a number of sporting clubs and community groups in the process.”