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Posted on: 19 December, 2018

Locals bowled over by funding announcement

Sporting facilities throughout the Snowy Monaro will share in $750,000 worth of improvements with a number of exciting projects to become a reality.

Showgrounds and sportsgrounds in Bombala, Dalgety, Delegate, and Jindabyne will be upgraded.

The funding has been made possible through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

On Tuesday, Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney joined Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro, Councillors Sue Haslingden and Anne Maslin, and community members to welcome the significant investment in the region’s sporting infrastructure.

Improvements will occur at the Jindabyne Sportsground, Bombala Showground, Dalgety Showground and Delegate Showground.

• $450,000 for upgraded amenities, changes rooms and seating, as well as the installation of a new cricket pitch at Jindabyne Sportsground.

• $120,000 for the installation of an irrigation system and new seating at the Delegate Showground.

• $100,000 for the refurbishment of the tennis courts, installation of a new cricket pitch and electrical and lighting upgrades at Dalgety Showground.

• $80,000 for the installation of a new cricket pitch and electrical and lighting upgrades at Bombala Showground.

Local cricketers have welcomed the announcement with new cricket pitches to be installed in Bombala and Jindabyne, while the Dalgety pitch will be upgraded.

Mayor Rooney said the funding will provide greater opportunities for locals to enjoy recreational activities throughout the region.

“The passionate and active communities of Bombala, Dalgety, Delegate, and Jindabyne will benefit greatly from the upgrades to the sportsgrounds and showgrounds in their towns,” Mr Rooney said.

“The grounds play host to a number of highly valued sporting and community events throughout the year. This funding from the NSW Government will enhance these facilities, benefiting a number of sporting clubs and community groups in the process.”

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