A $165,329 grant from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund will transform conditions for Bulahdelah Soccer Club.
Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead said the funding will be used to improve drainage and install lighting.
“Bulahdelah Soccer Club successfully installed lighting on one of the two fields in Round Three of the Stronger Country Communities Fund. I am delighted that this additional funding in Round Four will complete the lighting work and continue to improve playing conditions,” Mr Bromhead said.
“These upgrades will help to boost soccer and other sports in Bulahdelah. Like many sporting groups, Bulahdelah soccer club have experienced forced delays with COVID, heavy rainfall and a lack of lighting.
“These upgrades will help combat the flooded fields and enable players to play into the evening in cooler temperatures ensuring players are supported now and into the future.”
The funding for Bulahdelah Soccer Club is part of more than $3 million dollars from the Stronger Country Communities Fund going to sporting and community groups in the Myall Lakes.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole announced that 435 projects across every single one of the State’s 93 regional Local Government Areas (LGAs) would receive funding.
“The Stronger Country Communities Fund delivers guaranteed investment in every single regional LGA in NSW, and has seen $500 million invested across more than 1900 local projects since 2017,” Mr Toole said.
Bulahdelah Soccer Club President, Rhys Dawes, said, “It is phenomenal to get this funding because it completes the lighting project at the Bulahdelah Soccer fields. The lighting which was installed last year on the first field allowed us to start a junior 6-a-side competition.”
“Lighting the second field will enable us to continue to grow soccer in Bulahdelah while the drainage work will help combat flooded fields that we have experienced recently. All upgrades will open us up to many more opportunities to showcase our fields and Bulahdelah to the wider soccer community” Mr Dawes said.
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.