AND that makes it formal.
Minister for Racing and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole met with club representatives at Bathurst RSL Club this week to formally sign the MoU (memorandum of understanding) agreed between the NSW Government and ClubsNSW late last year.
The MoU affirms the NSW Government’s policy in relation to clubs and was welcomed by both ClubsNSW and Bathurst clubs.
“The MoU is very important because it gives clubs some certainty in terms of what we can expect over the next four years, should the current NSW Government be returned in March,” Bathurst RSL Club president Ian Miller said.
Club general manager Peter Sargent said the key benefits for the club would be certainty about tax and regulation "as well as improvements on everything from streamlining membership and sign-in procedures to increased skills delivery for people interested in working in hospitality through hands-on training and education programs”.
Mr Sargent also said the ClubGRANTS program will be expanded, allowing for the inclusion of drought assistance measures, to allow clubs to more directly help their own communities.
“We’ve done what we can so far, but seeing the ClubGRANTS guidelines expanded will hopefully mean we can do more in our own community, making local decisions about local needs," he said.