Wednesday, October 22, 2014
CLUBS SIGN MOU
Member for Dubbo and Minister for Hospitality Troy Grant has signed a new memorandum of
understanding (MOU) providing certainty for the clubs and employees across the Dubbo region.
Mr Grant signed the new agreement while attending the ClubsNSW annual conference on the Gold Coast.
“The Dubbo electorate has 24 clubs employing almost 500 people and making a total social
contribution of over $11 million in addition to paying $4.6 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,” Mr Grant said.
Mr 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.
Dubbo RSL Club general manager Gus Lico said the MOU was a win for all the rural and regional clubs
across NSW and was happy to see the work clubs do for their communities including during natural
disasters doesn’t go unnoticed. “When a natural disaster strikes, clubs are usually
the first point of call for emergency personnel to help provide shelter, food and support for those affected.
“This MOU will facilitate a partnership between clubs and emergency service personnel which will
allow us to provide even better support.