In a real boost for the Forbes community and golf enthusiasts throughout the shire, NSW Nationals Upper House MP, Sam Farraway today announced $30,000 in funding for a new chemical shed and work room provided by the NSW Government under its Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.
“It’s fantastic to report $1,466,823 has been secured for projects across the Orange electorate this year under the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund with $30,000 going to Forbes Golf Club,” Mr Farraway said.
“This funding will see infrastructure upgrades to reserves, sportsgrounds, showgrounds and the racecourse, as well as the maintenance of reserves through noxious weed control.”
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government is providing $51.7 million from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund this year to support 705 maintenance and upgrade projects on Crown reserves across the State.
“This year’s fund has received a $40 million boost to support communities that have been impacted by bushfires and COVID-19, to fund infrastructure improvements and support jobs for local trades and materials suppliers,” Mrs Pavey said.
“Protecting and enhancing Crown land reserves is essential for the well-being of communities and our environment, and to support recreation, tourism, business, and local economies.”
With this latest development, recent rains and new owners over the club’s recent history, it is a real win for members and staff who work tirelessly to keep the venue operational.