Murrumbateman Recreation Reserve will receive a major upgrade to improve facilities and boost participation through the NSW Government’s Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund. 

$1.4 million from the Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund will be awarded to Yass Valley Council to construct a $2.1 million new multipurpose amenities facility, centrally located within the Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds, which will provide facilities to support the multiple sporting groups and recreation ground users including: Little Athletics, Tennis Club, Pony Club, Yass District Cricket Association, Murrumbateman Eagles (AFL) Football Club, Dazzle Dance Academy, Yoga, National Karate Club.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the funding was one of 39 projects funded across the State as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to turbocharge the take-up of community sport.

“This funding will modernise the amenities block for the local sports and community groups who use the Murrumbateman Recreation Reserve and enable more Murrumbateman locals to enjoy the benefits of sport and active recreation,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“Sport is part of the fabric of our communities and the NSW Government has a strong track record of investing in grassroots sport to deliver modern, accessible facilities.”

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the NSW Government has now invested $200 million in new and upgraded community sporting facilities through the first two rounds of the program.

“These projects will not only provide more opportunities for people to play sport, but they will also generate a local sports facility infrastructure boom, creating thousands of jobs and delivering an economic boost for communities across NSW,” Mr Henskens said.

“Regardless of age, ability or the sport you play, this program is delivering game-changing projects that promote participation and secure a brighter future for local communities across NSW.”

Yass Valley Council Mayor Allan McGrath welcomed the announcement.

“Murrumbateman is our fastest growing village. This much needed funding will help us in providing the required amenities for the current and future user groups of the facility.”

The Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund provides grants between $1 million and $5 million for new or upgraded sport facilities. The Fund prioritises projects that provide inclusive and accessible facilities that enable more people to play sport. For more information about the program, visit the website.