Hills To Benefit From New ClubsNSW MOU

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott and Seven Hills Liberal candidate Mark Taylor have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with local Clubs, providing certainty to clubs and employees across the region.

Mr Elliott, Cr Taylor, Northmead Bowling Club General Manager Keith Smith and Northmead Bowling Club President Norm Muir signed the MOU at Northmead Bowling
Club.

“Northmead Bowling Club is one of hundreds of clubs across NSW employing over 42,000 people and contributing more than $3.2 billion to the State’s economy each
year,” Mr Elliott said.

“The Baulkham Hills electorate has five clubs employing over 150 people and making a
total social contribution of almost $3 million in addition to paying over $1 million in tax.

“Clubs are the backbone of our community and this MOU builds on key commitments
already achieved and ensures further investment for the future of our well-loved clubs.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals also recognise the important role many clubs play in sheltering communities, and supporting emergency services during natural disasters and other emergencies.

“Local clubs play a pivotal role providing a temporary home for displaced residents and hardworking emergency service personnel during a natural disaster and this measure will go a long way to giving the community and clubs the certainty they deserve,” Mr Elliott said.

Cr Taylor said the MOU shows the NSW Government understands the important role not-for-profit clubs play.

“By giving clubs confidence for the next four years, clubs will be better positioned to invest in crucial infrastructure, create more jobs and continue to do what they do best, which is supporting the community we love,” Cr Taylor said.

“We would like to thank Northmead Bowling Club for their support of the community and over the next four years, we look forward to working together to ensure all commitments in the MOU are met.”

Minister for Hospitality Troy Grant said the NSW Government recognises the vast majority of clubs are safe, well regulated venues which play a role in supporting local
communities and residents.

“Clubs have a significant reach into all our communities and are dedicated to providing the best services to benefit patrons,” Mr Grant said.

“We share the industry’s vision for a strong, viable and sustainable club sector and this MOU goes a long way to providing certainty for the future.”

Northmead Bowling Club is currently undergoing extensive renovations but remains open for patrons. The Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on 28 October, commencing at 7pm at 166 Windsor Road, Northmead.