Hughie Wilson Oval will get much needed upgraded amenities after getting a $390,000 grant.
In a real boost for local sports clubs and groups, the latest funding will ensure the facility remains a well-used and valued asset within the community.
NSW Nationals Upper House MP, Sam Farraway said the funding is being provided by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment from its Crown Land Manager Recovery Support Program.
“This $390,000 is terrific for Forbes as it will pave the way for a great new local asset that can support numerous sporting, recreation and leisure activities,” Mr Farraway said.
“Hughie Wilson Oval is used by the Forbes Rugby League Club and the Forbes Mag-pies Junior Rugby League Club,” he said.
“This funding will allow for the construction of a brand-new amenities building with change rooms to replace a portable building that has reached the end of its life and is failing to meet community needs and expectations.”
Mr Farraway said the new amenities block will provide a modern facility built to national standards that can support growth in all sporting codes that use Hughie Wilson Oval and Spooner Oval.
“The oval is also open to the general public for fitness training, community sporting and social events, and has playground equipment installed for families,” said Sam.
“The amenities building will enhance recreational facilities for community use and enjoyment and improve health and safety on Hughie Wilson Oval,” he said.
“This will address concerns that have been raised by community organisations about inadequate infrastructure at the popular Crown land reserve, which is managed by Forbes Shire Council.”