More than $900,000 in funding was announced for a range of local improvement projects for Crown land reserves and community facilities in the Parkes region.
Nationals Upper House MP, Sam Farraway said the funding was provided by the NSW Government under its Crown Reserves Improvement Fund. “This funding will see infrastructure upgrades to reserves, sportsgrounds, showgrounds and the racecourse, as well as the maintenance of reserves through noxious weed control.”
Local projects being funded include: $373,700 to upgrade fire safety at Parkes Showground. Work will include installation of a fire main for water supply to fire hydrants and hose reels; sprinkler systems for the function room and grandstand; emergency lighting and exit lighting for pavilions; and outward swinging emergency exit doors for pavilions; $308,570 to install a new fibreglass skin, tile and paint and remediate concrete on the concourse to renew Trundle Pool; $286,000 to construct a new clubhouse, including wheelchair access at the Parkes Guns Club; $171,000 to resurface six tennis courts with synthetic grass at Woodward Park; $41,016 to upgrade drainage across the Northparkes, Pioneer and Spicer Ovals precinct to protect assets including a sport equipment storage shed and pathways which are being impacted during storms; $29,590 to replace a section of the boundary fence of the Parkes Racecourse; $28,222 to provide a new water main from Bogan Gate township to Bogan Gate Showground, Racecourse Reserve and Bogan Gate Golf Club.