NSW Nationals Candidate for Orange Kate Hazelton has secured a $25 million election commitment for the new Orange Sports Precinct if she is elected to Parliament.

“The Orange Sports Precinct will change the face of sport in the region for participants and spectators, and attract major events,” Mrs Hazelton said. “This will be a boon for all who participate in, and watch, sport locally, but will also deliver economic benefits with a better capacity to stage major events here in Orange. I don’t want to see our community get left behind, which is why am asking the community to back me in and make this top-tier sporting facility a reality.”

“It’s time to put Orange back on the map and at the top of the priority list. We shouldn’t be second to Dubbo and Bathurst. By being part of the Nationals in Government, I will make sure Orange doesn’t miss out.”

Kate Hazelton

“Should I be elected to Parliament, I will be proud to deliver the funding for the Orange Sports Precinct as part of the Nationals in Government.”

The Orange Sporting Precinct plan, developed by Orange City Council, features seven multi-purpose sporting fields; an AFL, cricket and multipurpose oval; an athletic field and track with covered tiered seating; and a main rugby union/league field with a 1500 seat grandstand and seating mounds with capacity for 8500.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Orange community deserved to have the very best facilities and looked forward to working with Mrs Hazelton to deliver them.

“This investment in the Orange community will only be possible due to the strong economic management of my Government,” Ms Berejiklian said. “Only Kate Hazelton and the Nationals in Government can deliver for the Orange community. She is an excellent candidate with a long history of involvement with the community and will make a fine representative for Orange.”