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9 January 2018

Ministerial media release: New bowling green for Oberon RSL Club

Issued by Minister for Racing Paul Toole

Minister for Racing Paul Toole joined local bowlers in Oberon today to announce $160,000 for a new lawn bowls green.

Mr Toole said the new synthetic green at Oberon RSL Club will provide a major boost to the sport in the region.

“Bowling is an inclusive sport that encourages improved fitness, greater well-being and social interaction. This new green will benefit local and visiting competition players, corporate groups and students,” Mr Toole said.

“The new facility will replace the existing one which has reached the end of its serviceable life.

“The new green in Oberon is one of 26 successful projects across the state funded by the NSW Government’s Clubgrants category 3 infrastructure program.”

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

“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.

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.

MEDIA: Lucy Brennan 0427 083 646