• Hon Sam Farraway MLC

WARATAH SPORTS CLUB RECIEVES SPORTING GRANT



Sport in Orange has received a major boost today after the NSW Government announced a $544,016 grant for Waratah Sports Club.


The grant was awarded to Waratah Sports Club for a project that involves construction of two change rooms designed for female use and additional toilet block for males and females, with two additional toilets designed to the needs of people with disabilities and/or mobility issues.


The grant was part of Round One of the NSW Government’s Regional Sport Facility Fund which will see $50 million awarded over two years for new and upgraded sports facilities in Regional NSW.


NSW Upper House MP, Sam Farraway congratulated Waratah Sports Club on receiving the grant which will improve sport infrastructure for the sport-loving Orange community.


“Sport is part of the fabric of the Orange community,” Mr Farraway said.

“The Waratah Sports Club project will provide Orange residents with a modern, fit-for-purpose sports facility.”


Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said the Regional Sport Facility Fund will help promote healthy lifestyles across regional NSW while stimulating local economies and boosting employment.


“The NSW Government recognises investing in new and existing sports facilities plays a vital role in improving the health and wellbeing of NSW residents,” Mrs Ward said.


“The Regional Sport Facility Fund will promote improved health and wellbeing, and create a construction boom across regional NSW as part of the NSW Government’s multi-billion-dollar infrastructure pipeline.”


The Regional Sport Facility Fund provides grants to councils, local sporting bodies, NSW State Sporting Organisations, State Sporting Organisations for People with Disability, National Sporting Organisations and private enterprises.


For the full list of recipients and further information on the Regional Sport Facility Fund, visit: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants