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Local Facilities to receive funding boost.

George Souris, MP Member for Upper Hunter has announced $63,218 in NSW Government funding for local sports facilities as part of the 2014/15 Sport Facility Program.

The following funding has been received for facilities in the Upper Hunter Electorate:-

  • Upper Hunter Shire Council  - Upgrade of amenities block at Merriwa Sports Oval - $18,226
  • Merriwa Tennis Club – upgrade of court lighting at Merriwa Tennis Club - $13,500
  • Quirindi Tennis Club – upgrade two synthetic grass courts at Quirindi Tennis Club - $22,872
  • Liverpool Plains Shire Council – provision of 2 cricket sight screens No. 1 Oval Quirindi - $8,620

Mr. Souris said the grants will boost participation in sporting activities in the area.

“Safer and more accessible venues are crucial in assisting locals in staying fit and healthy,” Mr. Souris said.

The Nationals candidate for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen was advised of the funding by Minister Stuart Ayres, MP, Minister for Sport & Recreation, and welcomed this funding boost.

 “Sport is a huge part of our way of life and the NSW Government recognises that”, Mr. Souris said.

“It is a great pleasure to assist local clubs and sporting associations by providing the funds to increase the availability, standard and quality of sport facilities in the Upper Hunter Electorate”,  Mr. Souris concluded.

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