Hockey design on track
Detailed design for a new outdoor hockey facility at Carr Confoy is on track, with a report presented to the council on Tuesday night with an extensive update.
The detailed design is expected to be completed prior to Christmas, with the council now to prepare a development application for the proposed hockey facility.
Two purpose-built synthetic water-based hockey fields are included in the design, which also includes amenities and a clubhouse which can cater for other sports that use Carr Confoy. The central building would include four change rooms, first aid and officials’ rooms, spectator amenities, canteen facilities, storeroom and an upstairs function room with kitchenette. The new facility would also feature an additional 140 car parks.
Our next task over the coming years will be to lobby for funding for this important project, as we do not currently have money allocated within our future capital works programs.
Goulburn Mulwaree is a strong regional area for hockey participation and representation, and we need to ensure the sport has a home for decades to come.
Funding gained for Range Road
I’m pleased to announce we have been successful with a grant application to the NSW Government Fixing Country Roads program for the upgrade of Range Road.
We have been seeking funding for Range Road for some time now, and I would like to thank the Member for Goulburn Pru Goward for her support in getting this application over the line; $825,000 has been gained through the fund, and we will match this dollar for dollar with council funds.
The project will include widening and sealing the road along with bridge works to deliver improved access and safety.
Check the CAF first
As we approach Christmas many individuals and families consider a new pet for under the tree. This also correlates with one of the busier times of year for rangers around the country as people realise they don’t want or can’t care for a new animal.
Firstly, I encourage everyone to take time to properly consider the decision to purchase a new pet – make sure you know what you want, what the animal requires and that you can care for it long term.
Secondly, visit the Companion Animal Facility before making your decision. Consider re-homing an animal for Christmas, it can be very rewarding. Our CAF is located at 41 Ross Street and is open Monday – Saturday with variable hours due to our rangers needing to attend to a large workload. Check our website for more information.