Trust comes to Collector Oval's Aid

Jul 19, 2012 by

Collector Community Association has completed an impressive project to bring the Collector Oval back to life.

With the assistance of a $40,000 grant from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, as well as support from the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation, Upper Lachlan Shire Council and community volunteers, the Oval has been returned to its former glory ready for use for local sports and community events through the Association's major project – Oval Aid.

 The Trust grant assisted to upgrade the change room building at Collector Oval.  Tina Dodson, Director of Environment and Planning, at Upper Lachlan Shire Council said the grant of $40,000 from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust was an essential component for the successful regeneration of an important public amenity and space. She said the change rooms are greatly improved.  

The improved change rooms can now be used as a sport and recreation clubhouse by the local and regional communities, Ms Dodson said. The school can now hold sporting events at the oval, this was not possible in the past.  The improvement of the building also increases community pride in the oval precinct and encourages safe and fun activities.

The project included the upgrade of the change rooms at the Collector Oval, including installation of new concrete verandah area, new access doors including glass sliding door, new and enlarged windows, internal walls removed, a new hot water system and a new kitchen area.

The focus of the Collector Community Association is to increase the amenity of the Collector Village. Because this project required community participation, the Collector Community Association reached out to the local community and received great support and active participation in the project. This fostered community pride, engagement and activity. The community now looks forward to hosting more community, social and sporting events.