The Upper Hunter electorate will benefit from $55,000 in funding to support Clarence Town Cricket Club under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.
Upper Hunter Nationals MP Dave Layzell said the funding will help the Clarence Town Crocodiles continue the good work they do in supporting the local community.
“This funding is much-needed and will boost our local economy by helping local organisations to continue to serve our community,” Mr Layzell said.
“The project will relocate the existing cricket nets on Clarence Town Sporting Reserve to an accessible site on the reserve and upgrade the nets to comply with current safety standards.
“These grants will help Clarence Town Cricket Club to rebuild community spirit by boosting participation in sports and recreation.”
Nationals Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson said the latest round of ClubGrants funding has awarded more than $4.2 million to 43 projects across sport and recreation, arts and culture, community infrastructure, and disaster readiness.
“Each year $12.5 million is made available for projects to build, repair or upgrade facilities across arts and culture, sport and recreation, disaster readiness and community infrastructure,” Mr Anderson said.
“The latest round was one of the largest yet in a response to weather events including drought, bushfires and flooding, as well as the ongoing recovery from the COVID pandemic.
“A focus of the Infrastructure Grants funding is to help local community groups repair, rebuild and upgrade their facilities in areas where it is most needed, which is why it is so important that we support organisations like this in the Upper Hunter electorate.”
The Infrastructure Grants program is made possible by Clubgrants Category 3, a fund which re-invests profits from registered clubs’ gaming machines into community projects.
Since 2015, the NSW Government has funded more than 520 community projects worth more than $81 million under the Infrastructure Grants program.