Apr 21, 2012

New stadium brings City vs Country to Mudgee

Tomorrow, I will officially open the new Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex at Mudgee, which was built with funding from the Federal Labor Government’s Economic Stimulus Plan.

The new stadium has made it possible for Mudgee to host the annual City vs Country rugby league match, and will bring thousands of league fans and visitors to the central western region of NSW.

The new stadium is good news for local jobs, for tourism and the region’s economy.

The City vs Country match is the first major sporting event held at this $11.5 million, state-of-the-art sports complex but it certainly won’t be the last.

The Federal Labor Government gave more than $4.8 million to this project, with most of the remaining funds coming from the Mid-Western Regional Council.

This project was part of our Economic Stimulus Plan to support local jobs and boost regional economies.

During construction, the project supported 90 jobs directly, and I have no doubt that it will support more jobs for many years to come.

It has also given a major boost to community sport for Mudgee residents and people across the region, with local netball, soccer and football competitions already calling the new Glen Willow complex home.

Glen Willow Sports Complex is a real asset for Mudgee and for the region.

It will bring more visitors to Mudgee from across the state and beyond for sport, with more people staying to visit to local wineries, historic towns and local tourist attractions.

The Federal Government’s partnership with local governments has made thousands of important community projects like this possible across NSW and the country.