Work has officially begun on the new Harden Racecourse shared sporting facility. Representatives from the Harden Picnic Race Committee, Polocrosse Club, Rodeo Club, the Kite Festival and Hilltops Council joined local tradespeople and member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke to mark the occasion.
The new facility includes a private function room for 300 people, new kitchen and new bar. Upgraded facilities include the additional of disabled parking at the rear of the building, increasing accessibility to the Racecourse.
President Nathan Schofield said the upgrades are a welcome boost for the community. “This is something the Harden Racecourse has needed since the early 80’s and we’re now getting a state-of-the-art facility which everyone will be able to enjoy,” Mr Schofield said.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said, “This is an incredibly exciting day as we move one step closer to being able to enjoy the upgraded facilities here at the Racecourse. The fantastic new building will provide a significant boost for the community – not only when it’s completed, but also during construction as it provides work for our local tradespeople, which is so important.”
“The upgraded facility will position Harden as an ideal location for representative-level polocrosse tournaments as well as more race days and rodeo events, which will benefit the local economy.”
The funding for the project was secured through NSW Government grants and totals over $900,000.
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