Sport in the Murray electorate has received a major boost after the NSW Nationals in the state government announced a series of grants under the Regional Facility Fund.
The grants are:
- $888,321 for Hay Shire Council to upgrade the John Houston Memorial Swimming Pool.
- $1 million for Griffith City Council to deliver enhanced scope to the multi-purpose Griffith Regional Sports Precinct.
- $425,500 for the Leeton Golf Club to construct a new multi-purpose sporting facility.
Duty Nationals MLC for Murray, Wes Fang, congratulated the recipients, saying the grants will improve sport infrastructure.
The upgrade to the John Houston Memorial Swimming Pool will replace of the existing 1960’s open style pool amenities building with a modern, all inclusive, fully accessible and functional facility that will enhance community connectivity and participation in the many sports conducted within the pool complex area” Mr Fang said.
“Griffith City Council will utilise their grant to deliver enhanced scope to the multi-purpose Griffith Regional Sports Precinct (Westend Oval) including an extra 1,263 sqm build to the Stadium, shared pedestrian cycleway, expanded seating, landscaping and higher standard of sports infrastructure for 2 netball show courts and water-based hockey pitch.
“Leeton Golf Club will now be able to construct a new multi-purpose sporting facility that is universally designed for access to all people within the community and our sport with a strong focus of integrating digital technology for the installation of WIFI for advanced sporting functionality and operational sustainability using solar power for cost effectiveness.”
These grants were part of Round One of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Sport Facility Fund which will see $50 million awarded over two years for new and upgraded sports facilities in Regional NSW.