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Golf club seals deal for safer paths

By McIvor Times

AXEDALE Golf Club has been successful in securing a $45,000 grant from the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure program to improve their pathways.

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters announced the news.

“It’s great to see smaller, regional clubs like the Axedale Golf Club being recognised,” she said.

“Without the appropriate infrastructure and facilities to support sport, the associated benefits would not be reached.

“Research shows sporting clubs help generate significant social, economic and health benefits to communities.”

The Community Sport Infrastructure Grants support small to medium scale projects up to $500,000 to improve local community sport infrastructure, which will support greater community participation in sport and physical activity and/or offer safer and more inclusive community sporting hubs.

Ms Chesters said the project was an extremely worthy recipient of a Strong Communities grant.

“I commend the hard work of the Axedale Golf Club on their grant application,’’ she said.

Axedale Golf Club secretary Owen Davies said the funding would go towards their golfing pathways project, replacing their steep gravel paths with asphalt.

“We’re thrilled Lisa Chesters has been able to deliver this for the region, it’s going to make a huge difference for us,” Mr Davies said.

“Our volunteers currently waste a lot of time repairing our gravel paths so they’re safer for the carts. This grant will mean they can spend their time doing more productive course improvements.”