Manning Vale Cycle Club will receive a $240,000 upgrade to improve access and usage, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Sport Facility Fund.
Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the funding would go towards improving disability access and resurfacing the criterium circuit, which is expected to increase participation by more than 40 per cent and expand the life of the facility.
“Sport is the social fabric of regional communities, and this is just one of 88 sports facilities the NSW Government is investing in under this latest round of funding to make sports infrastructure even better across the state,” Mr Toole said.
“The Club’s track has been damaged through a combination of drought and then flooding , so I’m very pleased to support this project to reinvigorate sport in the region and keep locals healthy, happy, and active.”
Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the upgraded facilities will meet accessibility standards and cater for the growth in participation.
“These upgrades will enable the club to complete works for disability access, meaning even more people can get involved in sport and recreation,” Mr Bromhead said.
“It’s important to have inclusive, fit-for-purpose facilities that will meet the current and future needs of the community, to help grow participation at all levels.”
Over the last two years the NSW Nationals in the state government have invested nearly $100 million across metropolitan and regional NSW, through the Greater Cities and Regional Sport Facility Fund, stimulating local economies, boosting employment and importantly, facilitating healthy lifestyles.
The Regional Sport Facility Fund provides grants from $500,000 to $1 million to councils, local sporting bodies, NSW State Sporting Organisations, State Sporting Organisations for People with Disability, National Sporting Organisations and private enterprises.
For further information on the Regional Sport Facility Fund, visit: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants