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Funding for Binnaway Oval Lighting

In welcome news for the Binnaway community, funding for the upgrading of the lighting at Binnaway Oval has been announced.

Warrumbungle Shire Council made application for funding under the Clubgrants Program for funding for the upgrade of lighting at the Binnaway Oval. Through the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund the NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fitout of infrastructure. Infrastructure Grants are funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs’ gaming machines to reinvest profits back into community projects.

“This project will provide much needed field lighting infrastructure for the Binnaway Sports oval” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd.

“Currently, sporting events and training take place under poor lighting with failing light towers. This is not ideal in terms of both safety and participation.”

“The oval has seen increased use recently and the facilities need to be upgraded to meet this increased need”, said Cr Todd.

“This project is a partnership between Council and the NSW Government, through the Clubgrants Program with each contributing $144,743 to the total project cost of $289,486.”

“The funding will be used to for the demolition of existing sports lighting and poles as well as installation of new lighting and poles that will provide user groups with an acceptable standard of lighting across the entire playing surface for training and competition.”

“The project will also be developed in accordance with the Dark Sky Guidelines” said Cr Todd.

“This is a great outcome for the local community and hopefully we see a greater level of use and participation in the sports at the Oval” concluded Cr Todd.

181109 Binnaway Oval

Image: (L-R) Clr Fred Clancy, Brendan Phillips, Mayor Denis Todd, Andrew Schier, Hon. Paul Toole Member for Bathurst, Minister for Lands and Forestry and Minister for Racing, Clr Ray Lewis and members of the Binnaway Bombshells Rugby League Juniors.


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Last Updated: 09 Nov 2018