Medowie Little Athletics Centre has won a $10,000 grant towards the installation of a water efficient irrigation system at Kindlebark Oval.
The funding is part of the first-ever Love Water Grants program, a Hunter Water initiative that supports a range of community and education projects while promoting water conservation and environmental sustainability.
Medowie Little Athletics’ secretary Marnie Coates said that the money would go towards the installation of water tanks and irrigation system.
“We have applied for a Port Stephens Council grant to allow us to install concrete tanks at a total cost of $26,000,” Ms Coates.
“Failing that we will go with the cheaper poly tanks. Either way we hope to have the work complete by March next year.”
Hunter Water managing director Jim Bentley said that Medowie centre was one of nine organisations to benefit from the program that aims to help spread the meaning of loving water.
“Our Love Water campaign is about encouraging people to value water and take action to be more water wise around their homes and businesses. It’s clear from the number and quality of applicants that our community is embracing this message.
“It’s through increased education and awareness that we can learn together to make more water conscious decisions and ensure our precious resource is protected now and in the future.”
Members of Medowie Little A’s perform regularly in a range of carnivals across Port Stephens and the Hunter. Club members will attend the Raymond Terrace twilight meet this Saturday at Vi Barnett Oval followed by the Port Hunter zone championships on December 1 and 2.
The regionals will be staged in February 2019 and the state titles in March next year.