Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced $165,000 for the Tamworth Mountain Bike Park Facility and Cultural Trail Development.
Mr Anderson said the funding injection followed a successful ClubGRANTS Category 3 funding application for stage two of the park’s extension.
“I’m thrilled the Mountain Bike Club can extend their facility to include a picnic and events area, toilets and covered picnic seating, bike stands and play equipment for children.
“A walking trail will also be added to the popular community facility, as well as information about local Aboriginal heritage.
“The plans for the new walking trail have been made in consultation with the Aboriginal Land Council and local youth in the Clontarf Program at Oxley High School and I have no doubt it will be enjoyed by everyone.
“The enhancement will also include sealing the current 170m access road and concreting the causeway to the event and picnic area.
“This will be a first class recreation facility for our community with up to 300 people enjoying the variety of activities and sports available at the site including beginner, intermediate, advanced and child friendly bike tracks.
“This is a unique sport and recreational facility the region can be proud of and enjoy and I congratulate the Mountain Bike club for tirelessly working for many years to make it a reality.
“The facility was only opened last September and to have received $165,0000 from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government through this ClubGRANTS round is testament to the popularity and strong future this site has here in Tamworth.”
“I’m thrilled to have the Deputy Premier and Leader of the NSW Nationals Troy Grant join me today to announce this injection of funds for the local community.
“The NSW Government understands how important enhancing local facilities is to meet the needs of thriving regional communities and this funding will allow the Mountain Bike Park Facility and Cultural Trail Development to expand to meet the needs of the New England area,” Mr Anderson said.
ClubsNSW CEO Anthony Ball said that not-for-profit clubs were proud to financially contribute to the Tamworth Mountain Bike Park facility and Cultural Trail Development.
“Not-for-profit clubs are all about providing the support to ensure their communities have the necessary amenities that will make their local area number one.
“By supporting fantastic initiatives like this, clubs can play an active role in lifting the profile of the Tamworth community as well as making it an even better place to live.