Bowls players at North Tamworth Bowling Club will have a new surface to tend with thanks to $100,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Grants Program.
Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed the laying of the new synthetic surface which is low maintenance and provides a long-lasting surface that is proving more and more popular for clubs.
“The recent drought was very tough on our bowling clubs who struggled to keep their water-thirsty greens green in the face of level 5 water restrictions,” Mr Anderson said.
“Synthetic greens are proving to be more and more popular across the state as they require no watering and little maintenance for these clubs.
“Clubs have been telling me how difficult it is to find a qualified greenkeeper now so these synthetic greens solve a problem clubs are having across the board.
“Bowls are a great way to stay active, especially for our seniors who head to the bowlo for a roll and a social drink. A bowling club is key to the identity of any community and I know the North Tamworth members are thrilled that their surface is now futureproofed.
“I thank the North Tamworth Bowling Club for their application to fund this project and look forward to having a roll on the weekend.”
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.