The region’s sporting capacity has received a major boost with the announcement of $1.6 million to improve facilities and amenities at Spicer Oval.
The funding from the Resources for Regions Round Seven will go towards the redevelopment of Spicer Oval, including a new modern amenities block, clubhouse and canteen for footy and cricket players. It also includes upgrading the carpark and building a new viewing platform with more than 300 seats for spectators to view sport year-round.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro and NSW Nationals Duty MLC for the Central West Sam Farraway were in Parkes last week for the announcement.
“These new facilities and amenities will provide a dedicated rugby union facility for Parkes and accommodate junior, senior and women’s rugby league matches as well as cricket matches of all grades and ages,” Sam said.
“The new amenities block will enable Spicer Oval to host regional sporting events and accommodate both male and female competitors at the same time, and they will be cheered on by fans seated on the new viewing platform.”
John Barilaro said the project would help stimulate the local economy by providing work for local tradespeople and suppliers, while increased numbers of competitors and spectators attending regional events in Parkes would spend money in local shops.