• Hon Sam Farraway MLC

CANOWINDRA OVAL TO GET $1M UPGRADE

The Cabonne region will soon benefit from a new project that will deliver local infrastructure improvements and help the community thrive, thanks to the NSW Government’s $50 million Resources for Regions round seven.

NSW Nationals Upper House MP, Sam Farraway today announced $1,826,747 to construct a new amenities block and spectator seating at Canowindra Oval.

Mr Farraway said the Canowindra Oval hosts a variety of events across a broad variety of user groups and these upgrades would only enhance the functionality, safety and appeal of the venue.

“This project will enable Canowindra to host events on a larger scale through hosting events and enabling local clubs to invite others from around the Central West to play at the oval – having a flow on effect throughout the region and the local economy,” Mr Farraway said.

“It is projects like this that will bring new opportunities to the Cabonne region and will provide locals of all abilities, genders and ages better access to local sporting competitions and facilities.”

Mr Farraway said this project was just some of the examples being funded by Resources for Regions round seven, taking the total number of projects supported by the program across regional NSW to 149 since 2012.

Cabonne Shire Council Mayor, Cr Kevin Beatty welcomed the announcement from the NSW Government.

“This project has been a high priority for Canowindra and the hard working Canowindra Sports Trust for many years.

Council can now get to work in partnership with the Canowindra Sports Trust and deliver a high quality facility to the local community as well all the wider regions sports teams that no doubt will take advantage of what will be a top class asset.”


“Resources to Regions funding has come at a great time to bolster the Cabonne Shire coming out of drought and still living through Covid 19.”

Resources for Regions round seven is part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.


For further information, go to www.nsw.gov.au/resourcesforeregions.