Deniliquin Bowling Club will soon have two brand-new bowling greens thanks to a $135,000 grant from the Nationals in Government.

NSW Nationals Member for Murray Austin Evans said the bowling club was a longstanding and important part of the local community.

“Bowling clubs aren’t just about being on the green – they’re important community hubs that provide a place to meet with your friends in local communities,” Mr Evans said. “Where else can you do something outdoors, or enjoy a meal or a drink with your friends in relaxed surroundings? The funding will give these two greens a facelift, which will help encourage more players of all ages to visit the club.”

The funding will pay for the replacement of ditch surrounds, removal of existing turf surfaces, new soil, laser levelling, fumigation and reseeding and laser topdressing.

NSW Nationals Racing Minister Paul Toole said the grant was funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program.

“More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.

These grants are funded by a contribution from the State’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects.