Goulburn Mulwaree will benefit from $109,529 in funding to support the refurbishment of the Seiffert Oval Grandstand under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman, said today.
Mrs Tuckerman said the funding will help Goulburn Mulwaree Council undertake refurbishment of the grandstand at Goulburn’s Seiffert Oval – which will see the replacement of the existing cladding, roofing and seating, with improvements to the side railings, plus painting the existing steel framework.
“This is a wonderful project that will involve an extensive make-over for the aged grandstand at Seiffert Oval.
I’m really pleased that the NSW Government will complement Council’s significant investment to date towards transforming the Oval precinct into a modern sporting complex,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Bob Kirk said Council was grateful for the timely contribution.
“The grandstand upgrade will complete the Seiffert Oval precinct – following completion of the new pavilion and upgraded lighting. Council has now gone out for quotations for design and construction, with the intention being that the grandstand reflect the adjacent Seiffert Oval Pavilion.
“I’m certainly looking forward to seeing some plans in the near future which we will be able to share with the community,” Cr Kirk said.
Mrs Tuckerman said $4 million in grants has been awarded to 32 projects across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and essential community infrastructure. “The $12.5 million yearly program is aimed at funding projects to build or upgrade community facilities, and the latest round gave special consideration for projects to repair and rebuild community assets affected by bushfires.
“The projects will help boost participation in sports; encouraging active engagement in local theatres, creative arts and museums; and helping communities recover and prepare for future challenges.”
The Infrastructure Grants program is made possible by Clubgrants Category 3, a fund which re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into community projects.
Since 2015, the NSW Government has funded more than 350 community projects worth $62 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.
Applications for the next round of funding open from Monday, 21 September 2020. To find out more information or apply, please visit www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au