MEDIA RELEASE - OBERON SPORTS COMPLEX PROJECT UPDATE
Published on 17 March 2023
Oberon Sports Complex Project Update
On Friday 3 March 2023 I received some very good news. The funding deed for the proposed new Oberon Sports Complex has been formally signed off by the Department of Regional NSW.
You may recall that our local member, the Hon Paul Toole MP, announced $2.0 million seed funding for this project in 2019 under an election promise together with a further grant under the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund (BLER) of just under $5.0m announced in early 2022. This BLER project is jointly funded by the Australian and the New South Wales Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement.
The next steps are to continue with developing the project to a detailed design phase and upon appropriate approvals construction will commence in mid-2023.
Council has worked with its partners to deliver on the first part of this once in a generational project. The next phase will see the ‘rubber hit the road’.
Council wishes to thank the Department of Regional NSW and the Commonwealth for their assistance in this project.
Clr Mark Kellam