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Funding announced for lighting upgrade at Baradine Oval

In welcome news for the Baradine community, funding for the upgrade of lighting at the Baradine Sports Oval has been announced. ‚Äč

Earlier today, Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, visited Baradine to announce the funding. Funding of $147,416 was announced with Council to provide the other 50% required to complete the project.
 
“Warrumbungle Shire Council made an application for funding under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants Program for the funding to upgrade lighting at the Baradine Sporting Oval”, said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd.

“Through the Club Grants Category 3 Fund the NSW government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building and renovations of infrastructure and we were lucky enough to receive funding for an upgrade of the lighting at the oval here in Baradine”.

“The lighting at Baradine Oval is 50 years old this year and was starting to look like it really needed to be fixed”, said Cr Todd. 

“This project will see brand new sports lighting and poles installed at the Baradine Sporting Oval which will not only provide user groups light for training and competitions but will also promote safety and encourage participation”.

“This project will also provide a real boost to the local community as it will mean that the community and sporting groups will be able to hold sporting events and training sessions at night and there will still be an acceptable standard of lighting across the entire playing surface”, said Cr Todd.
 
“Council would like to thank the NSW Government for their contribution to this project. It is hoped that by upgrading the lighting that Baradine residents will be able to increase their participation in sports and recreation activities both now and in the years to come” concluded Cr Todd.

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190222 Baradine Lighting funding announcment

Image: Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries with Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Councillor Denis Todd, Andrew Schier and Warrumbungle Shire Council Supervisor Urban Services Baradine Phill Hensby.

Last Updated: 22 Feb 2019

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