Eleven projects will be delivered across Oxley as the Stronger Country Community Fund provides new and upgraded facilities, infrastructure, and programs that make a big difference to everyday life in the bush.
Nationals Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said these projects will build upon the NSW government’s vision to help make regional NSW the best place to live, work, and visit.
“We’re going to see $3 million invested into local community and sporting infrastructure,” Ms Pavey said.
“This is a win for our community, and I congratulate all those who were successful in their Stronger Country Communities Fund applications.”
The funded projects are as follows:
- Kempsey Macleay Dragon Boat Club construction of clubhouse/storage facility, $275,000.
- Wauchope Soccer Club upgrading of lighting to Fairmont Gardens soccer grounds, $281,635.
- Crescent Head Netball courts amenities upgrade, $181,163.
- Kemp Street playing fields lighting upgrade, $218,266.
- Bellingen Netball courts and lighting upgrade, $368,343.
- Crescent Head Country Club Tennis precinct (multifunctional clubhouse/meeting facility), $253,022.
- Valla Beach, Macksville and Nambucca Heads tennis court lighting upgrades, $114,465.
- E J Biffin Sporting Fields, Nambucca Heads, lighting upgrades, $455,423.
- Upgrading and resurfacing the netball courts at the Marion Wood’s Netball Centre, Macksville, $300,575.
- Bellingen Swim Centre new safety fence and pool blanket, $461,36.
- Byabarra Sports and Tennis Club Outdoor fitness equipment, $94,027.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole has announced that 435 projects across every one of the state’s 93 regional Local Government Areas (LGAs) would receive funding under Stronger Country Communities Fund Round Four.
“The Stronger Country Communities fund delivers guaranteed investment in every single regional LGA in NSW and has seen $500 million invested across more than 1,900 local projects since 2017,” Mr Toole said.
“About half of this latest $100 million round will deliver 189 female sporting projects, including the construction or upgrade of female changerooms, additional amenity blocks and bathrooms, and playing surfaces like netball and tennis courts.”
Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the female sporting amenities projects backed by Round Four would make it easier for women and girls to be a part of their local sports team.
“Better facilities and support programs that encourage greater female participation at all levels and across all sporting codes will go a long way to levelling the playing field for women,” Mrs Taylor said.
“Many of Australia’s elite female athletes started their career in regional NSW and we want to give the next generation every opportunity to discover, develop and hone their skills and prowess.”
The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, which alongside the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund is delivering infrastructure and programs that generate opportunities, investment and jobs.
For more information go to: www.nsw.gov.au/SCCF.