On another matter, last Saturday I attended the Macarthur Recreation Reserve to represent the Minister for Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs and to officially open the upgraded sports pavilion. The new pavilion was put to use on Saturday as the crowd saw the Hawkesdale-Macarthur Eagles take on the Glenthompson-Dunkeld Rams in the season opener. The state government contributed $60 000 through the country football and netball program for the new facility.
The football/netball club contributed more than $119 000 towards the project, as well as close to $73 000 of in-kind support. Special mention needs to be given to Anna Wortley and her family for driving the project with the committee, and to Wayne Gould, who with his employees and a number of local farmers did extraordinary things to make sure that the pavilion was completed.