Two major infrastructure projects were showcased in Trundle today with a visit from the Hon. Rick Colless, Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW. The ribbon was cut on the completed Berryman Oval upgrades and the sod turned on the refurbishment and construction of a new amenities complex at the Trundle Showground.

Mr Colless joined Parkes Shire Mayor Ken Keith OAM, Cr Barbara Newton and community groups from across Trundle to officially open the revamped, refitted and restored Berryman Park Oval.

Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless said, "$500,000 in NSW Liberals and Nationals Government funding was granted to the Trundle Progress Association for these much needed upgrades. It’s wonderful news that this recently renovated oval can now be used by the community."

“We’ve provided new seating and grandstands, put in a new amenities block, tore down sixty-year-old fencing and put in new railing, installed new flood lighting and built a new footpath."

Peter Kelly from the Trundle Progress Association said the community spirit and comradery amongst Trundle locals is what gets projects such as to happen.

“It’s important to acknowledge the efforts of those past and present, including Oliver Berryman, Bill Berryman and Jeff Moody who were instrumental in establishing Berryman Park.”

Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM thanked the NSW Government for helping to improve and maintain this asset for the Trundle community.

"As the home of the Trundle Boomers Rugby League Club, Trundle Ducks Cricket Club and the annual ABBA Festival, Berryman Oval is a hub for the whole community."

"This investment has transformed this space into a premier sporting and recreational asset, ensuring the town can continue to attract and host regular events and activities," said Cr Keith.

Following the Berryman Oval opening, Mr Colless went on to inspect the site for the new amenities block at the Trundle Showground that will be funded under the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund.

“The NSW Nationals and Liberals delivered a grant of $200,000 to council for this upgrade and it’s fantastic to see work now underway".

Locals and tourists visiting Trundle Showground will soon be able to use a new, modern and functional amenities block, which will replace what is an outdated, and nearly 50 year old facility.

“Local projects such as this benefit communities enormously and can have a huge impact on boosting local business and community morale", said Mr Colless.

Mr Colless then joined Cr Ken Keith, Cr Barbara Newton and Showground Trust representatives to turn the sod on the new amenities block project.

Cr Keith thanked the NSW Government for their contribution towards the project.

"The Trundle Showground is a highly utilised facility for accommodation and major events and festivals like Trundle Bush Tucker Day and the Trundle ABBA Festival that bring valuable tourism dollars to the region,” Cr Keith said.

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