Locals have ensured that Mudgee Public School's multi-use sport court expansion will become a reality - giving it the most votes in the entire state seat of Dubbo, for the My Community Project program.
More than 30 projects reached the ballot stage, at which point the community cast their votes for those they deemed worthy of funding. And the $140,000 proposal to add a multi-purpose court and revamp the existing surface, topped the poll.
Mudgee Public principal, Alan Kerr, said that the result shows that locals have truly rallied behind the school.
"It's sensational news, the fact that it was number-one in the Dubbo electorate shows the great support we have here at Mudgee Public and in the wider local community," he said.
"It was completely democratic and this is what they voted for, it was a great outcome for our school and one I'm extremely proud of as principal - that we've had that support."
Projects valued between $20,000 and $200,000 were eligible, with the goal to make communities more livable, cultural accessible, safe, revitalised, or healthy.
Member for Dubbo, Dugald Saunders, said that the project is one of two to be funded in the electorate and it will allow more children to enjoy the benefits of being active.
"The number-one voted project was here in Mudgee, for the brand new multipurpose next to the current basketball court, which will also get a resurfacing job," he said.
"This will create more play environment for the children who are here today and much more possibilities for the future."
Mr Kerr added that when complete, the project will help them move with the times.
"Certainly the facility that we'll have here will be top class and something that we'll get great value from," he said.
"We've got the new curriculum coming out for PE, so it's very timely for us to extend the facility and allow classes to come down and make more use of the space here. We have some wonderful teachers here who can teach these skills and just having the space to do it is going to be really important."