The Goulburn Club in Market street will benefit from $28,000 in funding for the installation of a stage at the club’s court yard thanks to the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program.

The Goulburn Club’s Courtyard stage is one of 82 projects sharing in a total of $11.7 million in funding under the second round of Minor Works and Equipment Projects. These projects are the latest to receive funding as part of the $72 million Creative Capital initiative launched in 2021.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman welcomed the NSW Government’s investment in improving arts and cultural venues to be fit-for-purpose for the community, enhancing access and supporting the local economy.

“The Goulburn Club’s funding will to modify the courtyard and construct a timber 5m x 3m covered stage.”

“This project will transform the current courtyard and really activate the use of the entirety of this well-loved facility,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Goulburn Club President Ian Aldridge said the funding will help the Goulburn Club deliver an expanded offering for performances.

“The Goulburn Club’s courtyard is a lovely space for outdoor performances. The installation of a purpose-built stage will make it all-the-more special,” Mr Aldridge said.

Minister Franklin said this Creative Capital funding would pay dividends for the community by delivering a much-needed facility upgrade.

“This investment in cultural infrastructure is recognition of the valuable role arts and culture plays in the community,” Mr Franklin said.

“The NSW Government’s $72 million Creative Capital program aims to boost equity and access to arts and culture facilities for the people of NSW. With 165 projects across the state, more people will have access to top-class arts and cultural experiences,” Mr Franklin said.

Further details on the Creative Capital program are available on the Create NSW website at http://www.create.nsw.gov.au.