Two major infrastructure projects in Trundle received special attention last Thursday. Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless cut the ribbon to officially open the revamped, refitted and restored Berryman Park Oval, while a sod turning ceremony was held for the refurbishment and construction of a new amenities complex at the Trundle Showground.
Joined by Parkes Shire Mayor Ken Keith OAM, Deputy Mayor Barbara Newton and community groups from across Trundle, Rick said: “$500,000 was granted to the Trundle Progress Association for the upgrades. It’s wonderful news that this recently renovated oval can now be used by the community.”
“We’ve provided new seating and grandstands, put in a new amenities block, tore down sixty-year-old fencing and put in new railing, installed new flood lighting and built a new footpath.”
Peter Kelly from the Trundle Progress Association said the community spirit and comradery amongst Trundle residents got these projects happening. “As the home of the Trundle Boomers Rugby League Club, Trundle Ducks Cricket Club and the annual ABBA Festival, Berryman Oval is a hub for the whole community,” said the Mayor.
The Trundle Showground received a grant of $200,000 for a new, modern and functional amenities block replacing the nearly 50-year-old facility.