THE trustees of Coolatai’s Community Sportsground will continue with the upgrade of their hall after receiving a $22,072 grant from the NSW Government’s Public Reserve Management Fund.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced the funding during a visit to the sportsground last week, where he discussed plans for the next stage of the upgrade with trustees.
“We secured around $5,000 last year to line and insulate the walls and roof of the sportsground’s hall,” Mr Marshall said. “It also received a coat of paint, the installation of hot water and rain water systems, new lighting and a new awning outside.
“This next round of improvements will include floor resurfacing, installation of a fence and painting of the exterior of the building.
“This latest round of funding is a great boost for the Coolatai community and it is always gratifying to see the work done by these small working groups to improve their facilities.”
Mr Marshall said for the past five years the Coolatai Sportsground Hall had played host to the Annual Coolatai Village Tracker Pull weekend and this new round of funding would be a great boost to their efforts in preparing for the event.
“It’s vital the NSW Government continues to offer financial assistance to projects such as these which give communities the opportunity to improve and maintain their facilities,” he said.
Coolatai Sportground Reserve trustee Ian Durkin said the community was very grateful for the support they received from the NSW Government and Mr Marshall.
“This funding is very welcome and we appreciate the support we’ve received from Adam,” Mr Durkin said.