Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor have announced $60,000 to deliver a much-needed carpark upgrade for the Queanbeyan Tigers AFL club.
Mr Barilaro said it is the final piece of the puzzle for the Queanbeyan Tigers after the club completed a major refurbishment of its facilities last year to accommodate growing membership.
“It has been a pleasure to watch the Queanbeyan Tigers grow over the years, and I am thrilled to be here today to announce $60,000 in funding thanks to the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The club has worked so hard to ensure its players have the very best facilities. What was once little more than an unfenced oval is now home to one of the best sporting facilities we have in the Monaro.”
Mrs Taylor said it is great the NSW Government is able to support local sporting clubs like the Queanbeyan Tigers.
“Sport is the lifeblood of the Monaro and by investing in grassroots clubs, we are investing in our children,” Mrs Taylor said.
“As the Minister for Women, it is also fabulous to see the wonderful facilities already in play here to support the growing Queanbeyan Tigers women’s team.”
Queanbeyan Tigers General Manager Adrian Pavese said the funding would make a huge difference.
“We are very excited to receive this funding and it will be a great addition to the club’s infrastructure,” Mr Pavese said.
“This will make a huge difference to the club and I would like to thank John and Bronnie for all their support to complete the upgrades to our club.”
The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 16,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.
In 2022, there is $400,000 to allocate in each electorate. Applications for the 2022 Program open in early 2022.
For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp