Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall pictured with Ebor Sport and Recreation Reserve Trust members Christine O’Rourke, Allan Miller and Digby Foster.
THE Ebor Sports and Recreation Ground is about to receive a major overhaul to its facilities thanks to a $35,000 NSW Government Community Building Partnership grant, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall visited the sports grounds recently to deliver the good news to the trust members and discuss their plans to upgrade the amenities block.
“I had the pleasure of visiting Ebor late last year and meet with the trust members who are very committed to improving their ground’s facilities.
“It’s a great community asset and over the years the trust has worked very hard to make sure visitors to the ground are well looked after so I’m absolutely delighted they have received this funding; I know it will go a long way in improving the comfort factor for overnight visitors to the grounds.
“The shower facilities to date have been fairly basic and few in number so the plan is to refurbish the existing cubicles and build a few more; they will also install two new gas hot water systems and reposition the pipes to avoid frost damage.
“It will make a huge difference and I’d like to commend the trust members on their commitment and enthusiasm; it’s what makes small communities so great.”
Mr Marshall said the trust hoped to have the work completed in time for the camp drafting season in October when the grounds are fully utilized.
Trust Chairman Allan Miller said they were looking forward to getting on with the job and were keen to use local tradespeople.
“We hope to end up with five or six shower cubicles and we’re delighted we can now install two new hot water systems,” Mr Miller said.
“We will be repositioning some of the plumbing as we had trouble in the past with pipes cracking so that will improve things a great deal.
“We certainly appreciate this assistance; some of our user groups have contributed as well so it’s quite a community effort to get these improvements done.”