The brand new amenities building in Binalong will be officially opened by the Mayor of Yass Valley, Rowena Abbey on Saturday, 25 May 2019, coinciding with a Binalong Brahmans home game.
“A new amenities building has been on the Binalong community’s wish list for many, many years and I am very proud to be officially opening this building,” said Yass Valley Mayor, Rowena Abbey.
“Sport and social activities are so important for small communities such as Binalong and I cannot thank the NSW Government enough for understanding this importance and providing us with the funding to achieve this project.”
Binalong is the first of three amenities buildings to be opened under the $1.65m Yass Valley LGA Facilities Upgrade Program, which was funded under NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Wendy Tuckerman, Member for Goulburn, is pleased the project has been completed so quickly.
“I’m sure the new building will be greatly appreciated in the peak of rugby league season – usually coinciding with the coldest time of the year.
“The NSW Government’s significant investment in improving facilities across Yass Valley are set to benefit our residents and visitors alike.
“The Stronger Country Communities fund is a once-in-a-generation investment and I’m excited to see these projects being completed and opened,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“This new amenities building will mean that Binalong’s primary school and sporting teams will be able to host more events and our town will be able to welcome visitors with new and clean facilities,” said Libby Elliot, President of Binalong Progress Association.
“The community of Binalong is extremely thankful to the NSW Government and Yass Valley Council for the investment in our village.”
Construction of the Sutton amenities building is well and truly underway, with the building anticipated to be opened for the community in September 2019. Construction of the Gundaroo amenities building will take place in the 2019/2020 financial year, with the finalisation of plans currently underway.
The officially opening will take place at the Binalong Recreation Ground at half time (approx. 2.30pm) of the Binalong Brahmans v Boorowa Rovers rugby league game on Saturday, 25 May 2019.