Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, left, pictured with Delungra Bowling Club Licensee John Taylor and club member Tony Bayliss.
MEMBERS of the Delungra Bowling Club will soon be doing more than cooking meals in their busy kitchen thanks to a NSW Government Community Building Partnership CBP grant of $5,505, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall recently visited the club to make the funding announcement and meet with the members to discuss the much-needed kitchen upgrade.
“The club will use this grant to install new stainless steel bench tops and put in some new floor coverings,” Mr Marshall said.
“The bowling club is an iconic and well-loved community asset and this grant will help kick-start the refurbishment of its kitchen facilities.
“I was very pleased to support the club’s funding application and I’m delighted that this support will be used to improve an important community facility.”
Mr Marshall said that assisting sporting clubs improve their facilities was vital and the CBP grants were not only built partnerships in communities, but also helped to sustain them.
“The CPB grants are there to help ease some of the financial burden on these small community clubs as they battle to remain viable and maintain their facilities to appropriate standards,” he said.
“There’s nothing like the atmosphere of a country club and I’m pleased that the current committee are breathing new life into Delungra.”
Club Licensee John Taylor said the club was very grateful for the support they received from Mr Marshall in securing the grant and were looking forward to getting the work underway.
“Our club is a great place for families to come; it’s an important community hub and this grant is a great start to getting our kitchen upgraded to meet health and safety standards,” Mr Taylor said.
“We’ll be putting in new serving benches and replacing the floor coverings. The grant is very welcome.”