Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, right, and Uralla Shire Mayor Mick Pearce, left, hand over the new amenities block keys to Bundarra Sport and Recreation Club committee member John Layton over the weekend.
Monday, 7 December 2020
THE Bundarra Sport and Recreation Club has chalked up a major milestone over the weekend, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall joining the community to officially open the new $197,300 amenities block.
The State Government provided the funding to the club in 2018, through Round 2 of the Stronger Country Communities fund.
Mr Marshall said for the first time the club’s sports field has its own outdoor toilets, showers and change room.
“Even on a 30-plus degree day, the golf green and cricket pitch at Bundarra Sport and Recreation Club are packed with locals enjoying their favourite sport,” Mr Marshall said.
“On the weekend we saw a great example of just how well loved the facility is, with a game of cricket taking place outside and a Christmas Party inside.
“Thanks to the installation of this new amenities block, with accessible toilets and change room, more people than ever before will be able to pursue their love of sport.
“Bundarra Central School will have the amenities it needs to host inter town sports days. The new building will also service players and spectators of the mighty Bundarra Bears Rugby League Club.
“It took a while to get the project to building stage but I commend the committee for its perseverance and co-operation with Uralla Shire Council to see this project delivered.”
Uralla Shire Mayor Mick Pearce said council was proud to work together with the Bundarra Sport and Recreation Club to deliver the project to the Bundarra community.
“The construction of the new Bundarra Sport and Recreation Club amenities block provides inclusive amenities to encourage active participation from all members of the community,” Cr Pearce said.
“This project was achieved with the cooperation and collaboration between Council and the community. The amenities block project was initiated by the Bundarra community with project management undertaken by council staff.
“Council is pleased that all work was locally sourced with all project construction and painting works completed by local contractors.”
Bundarra Sport and Recreation Club committee member John Layton said the facility would now be accessible to a wider section of the community.
“Our club has over two hundred members, but this project was more about providing a sports ground for everyone to use and enjoy,” Mr Layton said.
“The social interaction through sport, has helped get Bundarra locals through a tough couple of years of drought.
“Having these amenities will create new opportunities for athletics events, golf tournaments and community sport.
“The committee would like to thank Adam for obtaining the funding to undertake this project, the Uralla Shire Council for its input and the local contractors who got the job done.”