Drought and flood will soon be no barrier to a round of golf at Tamworth Golf Club thanks to $236,058 from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.
Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the funding would be used to construct concrete pathways on the front 9 holes on the course, meaning players could still use carts and buggies through extreme drought or wet weather.
“Tamworth Golf Club is an important asset for our community with around 1,000 locals heading out for a game every week,” Mr Anderson said.
“There is no age barrier to playing golf and I know the game keeps so many seniors in our community active, healthy and connected to their community.
“The issue the club currently faces is that any time it’s wet or very dry, golf carts cause significant damage to the course. Tyres sink into the ground when it’s wet and dust kicks up when it’s very dry.
“This funding will be used to construct 1908 metres of new concrete path meaning that carts can be used regardless of the weather or condition of the course.”
Mr Anderson said 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.
“The latest round was one the largest yet in a response to weather events including drought, bushfires and flooding, as well as the ongoing recovery from the COVID pandemic,” Mr Anderson said.
“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’s great to see this funding made available to Tamworth Golf Club.”
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.