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Two sporting arenas to benefit from Drought Communities funding

September 9, 2020

Two sporting bodies are among the initiatives included in funding following Gunnedah Shire Council’s call for new community resilience projects late last year.

Gunnedah Shire Deputy Mayor Cr Rob Hooke said Gunnedah Shire Council had worked with the Federal Government to deliver great results through the federal Drought Communities Program.

“Gunnedah Shire Council was able to progress through a number of projects to the Federal Government for consideration,” Cr Hooke said.

“Among those that were successful were the Gunnedah Motorcycle Club and Black n Blue Boxing Gym.

“The Gunnedah Motorcycle Club runs a very popular and successful sporting arena at Balcary Park. This $150,000 Drought Communities Program grant will allow significant upgrades, including to water retention, the junior training shed and tower, and other upgrades.

“The Black n Blue Boxing Gym has been approved for a $30,000 grant to improve their facilities. This is another great sporting option in our Shire, and this funding will help cater for growth into the future.

“Council is very proud of the role we have been able to play in helping our local bodies apply for this funding which will not only assist the groups involved and their members, but many others through the employment of local contractors.”

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Photo caption: David Syphers from the Black n Blue Boxing Gym with Gunnedah Deputy Mayor Cr Rob Hooke.

Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.