Work on the Gundagai swimming pool complex upgrade is almost complete.
Project managed by Gundagai Council, the site was cleared and foundations laid early June. Construction is on track for the gymnasium to be opened in time for the upcoming 2016/17 season, mid October.
Apart from the building of a gymnasium, the $316,242 upgrade will also include the installation of thermal blankets and a solar heating system.
The state government cash splash on the complex was thanks to a successful ClubGRANTS application, announced in February of last year.
The ClubGRANTS program is now open again, and Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson is encouraging local community groups, sports clubs and councils to apply for up to a million dollars to help them deliver an important sports infrastructure project in their community.
Eligible organisations are encouraged to apply for grants between $500,000 and $1 million for new or upgraded sport and recreation infrastructure projects.
Ms Hodgkinson said these grants are being made available for projects which provide a modern and safe community sporting facility.
Particular emphasis will be placed on projects that benefit disadvantaged and regional and remote communities in this program round.
“I encourage all eligible groups to consider submitting an application for a project that will make a real difference to their community,” Ms Hodgkinson said.
“Sport and recreation is an important part of our state’s social fabric and the NSW Government is committed to investing in facilities for our communities to enjoy for generations to come.”
An applicant information pack is now available on the Liquor and Gaming NSW website at www.liquorandgaming.justice.nsw.gov.au with expressions of interest closing on Friday September 16.
Applications will be assessed by the independent ClubGRANTS fund committee and approved applicants will then be invited to lodge formal applications.
Successful projects will be announced in 2017.