Both the Goulburn Soldiers Club and Wingello Tigers Cricket Club will benefit from a share of $170,000 in funding from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said this support will primarily help with help with new and upgraded facilities.

“These grants will help Wingello rebuild community spirit by boosting participation in sports and outdoor recreation; a $50,000 grant to enhance the facilities at Bill O’Reilly Oval.

“And in Goulburn support will go towards Goulburn Soldiers Club to upgrade the emergency evacuation restrooms. This upgrade will cater for the entire community if there is ever an emergency evacuation situation, furthermore the facilities will also cater for Emergency personnel to take respite and act as a Base of Operations during emergencies – thanks to the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants Program.  

Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson said the latest round of ClubGrants funding has awarded more than $4.2m to 43 projects across sport and recreation, arts and culture, community infrastructure and disaster readiness.

“Each year $12.5 million is made available for projects to build, repair or upgrade facilities across arts and culture, sport and recreation, disaster readiness and community infrastructure,” Mr Anderson said.

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 520 community projects worth more than $81 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.