Bridges and culverts washed away in the 2020 floods will soon be back at Werris Creek Golf Club thanks to $47,931 in funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Community Building Partnerships fund.
Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has updated the NSW Parliament on the funding which will be used to replace five extensively damaged bridges after floodwater tore through the course in January 2020.
“The Werris Creek community is a community who supports each other, who are there for each other and who are always ready to chip in to make a difference,” Mr Anderson said in his speech.
“(The club) hosts events which bring the community together, like the rock’n’roll night on 19 March, which raised money for young Mikey Hausfeld, a three-year-old boy who is suffering from cancer. And then there is the community New Year’s Ever get-together, with live entertainment and fireworks, as well as the usual rounds of midweek and weekend golf.
“That is why it was so devastating for them when the January 2020 floods damaged so much of the infrastructure of the golf gold course, including all the bridges and the culverts.”
Mr Anderson said the loss of the golf club, which is run by volunteers and keeps the community vibrant, would have been far too much to bear for Werris Creek.
“That is why it was a massive relief for all when it was announced that $47,831 in New South Wales Government funding would be making its way to the club from the Community Building Partnerships Fund,” Mr Anderson said.
“I pay tribute to Jann and Warrick Moore and all of the board, all of the volunteers, and and all of the loyal golfers and community members who have kept the dream alive, kept fighting for this funding and kept knocking on my door.
“I look forward to visiting the course yet again, and in particular to the Women’s NSW Sand Greens Championship on Saturday 22 October and Sunday 23 October, at beautiful Werris Creek.”