The Glen Willow Sporting Complex is set to get bigger and better with the help of $6.95 million in funding from the federal government.
Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee and Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh announced the news on their Facebook pages last week, with the funding being offered as part of the latest round of the government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
The funding grant will be used for Stage 2 of the Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex. This includes creating six additional playing fields, two new amenity blocks, additional car parking for 170 vehicles and lighting towers for all fields installed.
Mr Gee said this is fantastic news for the Mudgee community.
“This is a fantastic outcome for players and sports fans in the Mudgee community – with the major boost in capacity at the Glen Willow complex expected to attract more and larger sporting events, as well as increasing participation,” he said.
The project will also help boost local employment, with 28 jobs to be created during construction as well as 36 ongoing jobs when the work is complete.
Mid-Western Regional Council released a Draft Master Plan for the Glen Willow Stadium earlier this year, which the public were invited to comment on. It outlined a number of stages of development for the complex, with future stages dependent on external funding from sporting organisations or state or federal government support.