Nationals’ Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh at Geoff King Motors Oval celebrating the great news with Coffs Harbour Comets
Coffs Harbour’s popular Geoff King Motors Oval will undergo important upgrades thanks to Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Nationals’ Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has congratulated Coffs Harbour Rugby League Football Club on its $206,904 grant to enable infrastructure upgrades at the sporting complex.
“Geoff King Motors Oval is a multi-use, multi-field venue hosting local, regional, state, and national sporting events year-round, attracting more than 100,000 visitors and generating $15 million in tourism dollars,” Mr Singh said.
“New changeroom facilities will support the growing popularity of women’s rugby league participation, while grandstand repairs and an electronic scoreboard will increase the comfort and enjoyment of visitors, and bolster inclusiveness and accessibility for all members of the community.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said in the past five years the Stronger Country Communities Fund had delivered more than 2000 grassroots projects, benefitting every Local Government Area in regional NSW.
“We all know how important it is for communities to have great places to come together to build social connections and boost their wellbeing through sport or community events,” Mr Toole said.
“It’s the little things that make a big difference to the way we all work, live, play and do business, and the NSW Liberals and Nationals in Government are delivering the projects that make a difference to everyday life right across regional NSW.”
Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund will support local community and sporting infrastructure projects, street beautification, public programs and events that display the best of local character and community spirit.
The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure in the regions.