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11 January 2018

Ministerial media release: $200,000 upgrade for Cowra Golf Club


Issued by Minister for Racing Paul Toole

Minister for Racing Paul Toole and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced $203,700 for a major upgrade to Cowra Golf Club’s clubhouse.

Ms Cooke said the refurbished clubhouse will include a new kitchen and dining facilities, upgraded bathrooms, new floor coverings and paint, and improved health, safety and accessibility features.

“This project will modernise the clubhouse for members and visitors as well as many local community groups that use the venue for activities such as dinners, fundraising and meetings,” Ms Cooke said.

“Cowra Golf Club was built on its current site in 1963 and provides a safe, family environment for the local community to learn and play golf.

“The new clubhouse including dining facilities will help boost patronage a nd make the club more viable,” Ms Cooke said.

Mr Toole said the project is one of 26 successful projects across NSW funded under the latest round of the Clubgrants category 3 infrastructure program.

“Over $50 million in Clubgrants infrastructure funding is being provided in the current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.

These grants are funded through a rebate on the state’s registered clubs’ gaming machines to reinvest profits back into community projects.

“Our Government is pleased to provide this funding to help more people experience the many benefits of taking part in sport and leisure activities including improved fitness and well-being and greater social interaction,” Mr Toole said.

The NSW Government improved the program in 2017 to give community organisations more opportunities to apply for a wider range of projects.

“New funding options are encouraging more diverse projects, and a streamlined application process is cutting red tape and allowing for faster assessment,” Mr Toole said.

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