For the past few years, scoring officials have been sitting at a fold-up table. Junee Basketball Association president Steven Gentle said it was not ideal given these officials need to work as a team maintaining score and timekeeping.
“The scorers needed somewhere proper to sit and it needs to be elevated,” said Mr Gentle. “With the Inland Rail grant, two members were able to create the first of two purpose-built benches.”
The competition recommenced in August where the first scorers’ bench made its debut at Junee Recreation Centre’s indoor basketball stadium.
Mr Gentle said the Junee Basketball Association has a long history dating back to the 1950s, with the women’s team crowned state champions in the 1960s.
“We became aware of the grants through some team members who also work in the rail sector in Junee,” he said. “Junee is a proud railway town historically and hopefully Inland Rail will create plenty of jobs for the town.”
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December 2, 2020
Cleaner ride while horsing around in Seymour
Horse riders with a disability will enjoy a better riding experience at Seymour’s Kings Park, thanks to a new tow-and-collect machine purchased by Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Seymour with support from Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program.
December 2, 2020
Inland Rail project exceeds targets for sustainable practices
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) exceeded its sustainability targets on the first completed section of the railway project between Parkes and Narromine with the redeployment of more than 98% of the existing steel rail track and recycling nearly 47,000 timber sleepers.