A grant of $2,500 from the Nationals-Liberal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme Round 3 will help serve up cool refreshments for the Paramount Tennis Club in Dubbo.
The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the fridges are an integral part of the club's daily operations and the funding will assist the club to replace both the existing drink fridge and kitchen fridge in its clubhouse.
“The existing fridges have both broken down and are unable to be repaired,” Mr Coulton said.
“Improving and modernising the facilities will help to increase the playing numbers, and ensure the club helps contribute to Dubbo and the surrounding community.”
Mr Coulton said that under the programme, incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations were invited to apply for funding for projects that will contribute to the long term vibrancy and viability of our local areas.
This programme is funding small capital projects which will deliver social benefits by supporting community participation and contributing to the vibrancy and viability of communities.
Mr Coulton is a passionate advocate of the Stronger Communities Programme and said he was overwhelmed by the community response he received for both Rounds 1 and 2 and now Round 3 from right across the Electorate of Parkes.
“For a long time I felt there was a need for greater support for incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations to help build and maintain small infrastructure projects that would benefit our local communities,” Mr Coulton said.
Caption: Committee member Mark Campbell, the Member for Parkes, Mark
Coulton and Paramount Tennis Club President, Paul Handsaker.