Carr Confoy Park in Eastgrove, Goulburn will receive a major upgrade following the awarding of grants in the NSW Government’s Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman joined Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Peter Walker to make the $3.6 million announcement.

Mrs Tuckerman said this funding will deliver a modern, fit-for-purpose facility suitable for use by multiple – regional, state and local – sporting, community and school groups.

“This funding, alongside the Netball court refurbishment will activate the entire precinct.

“Touch Football and Netball will benefit from the home-ground upgrades but there are many other users of the complex all year round. From Senior cricket to Southern Tablelands Football Association, Goulburn Swans to the Fizzy Reds – a new clubhouse and pavilion will truly transform Carr Confoy into a modern sporting and community complex to be proud of,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Cr Walker said the current Carr Confoy Pavilion is old, dated and no longer fit-for-purpose.

“The clubhouse currently serves a number of user groups and it’s at the limit. The toilet blocks do not adequately service the public, and the current seating is severely limited in its use due to being unprotected from the weather,” Cr Walker said.

“The upgrade of these elements will be game-changing for all the codes who use Carr Confoy year-round.”

The upgrade will include a new function room, canteen, two meeting/control rooms, disabled internal toilet, eight change rooms in total and four of those dedicated specifically for female athletes. In addition, the facility will house two umpire rooms, new public toilets including ambulant and disability facilities, more storage than ever before, a new utilities room and weather-protected stepped seating areas.

Minister for Tourism and Sport Stuart Ayres said the Fund would keep communities across NSW heathy, active and connected.

“As communities grow, providing inclusive and accessible facilities that can be used by multiple sports is vital,” Mr Ayres said.

Almost $100 million was awarded to 38 clubs, associations, sporting organisations and councils across NSW in Round 1 of the Fund which invests in new or upgraded multi-sport facilities to provide more opportunities for people to play sport and be active.

The Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund is a two-year $200 million program with grants of $1 – $5 million available. For further information on the Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund visit: Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund | NSW Government

Goulburn Mulwaree Council is currently awaiting the assessment of a Federal Building Better Regions Fund application, which will fund the remainder of the project.