The Wellington Civic Centre has been a hive of activity over the past couple of weeks, as the 45th annual Wellington Eisteddfod draws to a close.
So it was the perfect opportunity for Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders and Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Mathew Dickerson to pop by with the great news that $17,500 from the highly popular Clubgrants Category 3 Program will be used to refurbish the floor of the auditorium.
The Community Infrastructure grant will be matched by Dubbo Regional Council.
“This refurbishment will allow the large dividing doors in the auditorium to close; the space will be a lot more versatile which will make a real difference to the community’s use and enjoyment of the premises,” Mr Saunders said.
“With funding for this upgrade, the Wellington Civic Centre can remain a hub for locals and help grass roots organisations that are?serving their communities.”
The Wellington Civic Centre is a multi-purpose community venue hosting a range of functions and events such as auctions, school functions, yarning circles and art exhibitions and has recently branched out into live music.
“The Wellington Eisteddfod committee will have a more versatile event space to cater for the broad types of performances featured in the popular event,” Councillor Dickerson said.
“I’d like to thank the state government for its contribution which will improve the delivery of this great economic driver for Wellington.”
The annual Clubgrants program provides much-needed funds for communities to maintain arts and cultural services, sports facilities, community infrastructure and disaster preparedness.
Applications for the next round of funding open from October 10.
To find out more or apply, visit www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/clubgrants-category-3-fund/clubgrants-infrastructure