Celebrating another funding boost for the Boomi Sport and Recreation Ground, Secretary/Treasurer John Oates , Trustee Jo Weir, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Boomi local Andrew Brown, Trustee Betty Rindfleish, former trustee John Allen, President David Officer and Sid the Dog.
Tuesday, 2 February 2021.
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today announced a $65,144 ‘financial jolt’ for the Boomi Sportsground, allowing the local management trust members to undertake urgent upgrades to the facility’s ageing electricity supply.
Mr Marshall said the grant would replace the existing old copper line and inadequate transformer with a modern three-phase system.
“There is nothing more frustrating for an organising committee than the power going out half-way through a major event,” Mr Marshall said.
“Boomi Sportsground is a popular venue for car rallies, horse sports and public camping and as functions have increased over time so too has the demand on electricity infrastructure.
“The additional pressure often causes power to drop out, interrupting cooking and announcing and occasionally interfering with the electricity supply in town.
“While these improvements will mean less disruptions during major events they will also support the land managers’ goal of reducing the ground’s overhead costs by eventually installing solar panels.”
Boomi Sportsground Committee Secretary/Treasurer John Oates said the move to three-phase power would ensure the new multi-purpose shed was utilised to its full potential.
“These funds will allow our committee to speed ahead with upgrades to facilities so that the sportsground can continue to meet the changing needs of locals and visitors,” Mr Oates said.
“Once the improvements are complete we will be able to maximise use of our new multipurpose shed and kitchen, which was built as a result of a $150,000 State Government grant in 2018.
“The committee also intends to grow the number of camp sites on offer, generating additional income to cover ongoing maintenance.
“This year is shaping up to be a huge one for us, with planning underway for a campdraft in July, our famous Mud Trails in October and hopefully a potential car rally.
“Events like these help to promote Boomi as a great place to visit and live.
“On behalf of the Boomi Sports Ground Committee and local community we would like to thank Adam for supporting our funding application.”
The power upgrades are expected to be complete June this year.