Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has secured funding for Taree Basketball Association towards the installation of a new scoring system at the Indoor Stadium.

Dr Gillespie said funding of $5086 would be made available to the Taree Basket Association towards the $15,173 project.

“The Taree Basketball Association continues to do an amazing job managing and improving the stadium on behalf of a whole range of sporting and community organisations and I’m delighted they have been successful in securing additional funds to install the new scoring system,” Dr Gillespie said.

The funding has been made available under Round 5 of the $22.65 million Federal Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme which delivers $150,000 to fund up to 20 local community infrastructure projects across the electorate.

“The Stronger Communities Programme aims to support small local projects that bring our communities together, strengthen social connections, build community participation and create vibrant and viable communities into the future,” he added.

The program will fund small capital projects in each of the 151 federal electorates, which can range from upgrading the local community hall or sporting facility, building new bike paths, or providing essential equipment for the local State Emergency Service.

Each electorate nationwide has received $150,000 to allocate towards successful projects, with a maximum of 20 projects to be funded per electorate. Grants values range from $2,500 to $20,000.