$45,284 FOR LOCAL SPORTING GROUPS

Capital Assistance 02/03

$45,284 FOR LOCAL SPORTING GROUPS

24 December 2002

Thomas George, National Party Member for Lismore says six Lismore electorate sporting organisations will certainly benefit from $45,284 worth of assistance as announced by the Minister for Sport & Recreation, The Hon John Watkins, under the 2002/2003 Capital Assistance Program.

"This program is one of the most important avenues of assistance for local sporting organisations. It will assist with the enhancement and future development of community sporting and recreational facilities in this area.

The following projects to benefit from this year's funding are: $2,186 for the provision of lighting, amenities, goal posts and storage shed at Hanging Rock Hall Sportsground,
$9,120 for the upgrading of lighting to competition standards at Queen Elizabeth Park Oval
$2,311 for the upgrade of fencing on southern and eastern sides of courts at Casino Town Tennis Club
8177 for the installation of playground equipment to meet Australian Standards at Federal Village.
$1,490 for the extension of existing building for storage and construction of access road at Hepburn Park.
$22,000 for the enhancement of five tennis courts with artificial grass at Weston Park, Goonellabah. The specific aim of the program is to work in partnership with the general sporting community and to support those groups who have shown they are prepared to help themselves.

"The provision of these funds is an integral part of recognising the importance of regional recreational facilities in supporting and encouraging a healthy and safe lifestyle for the rural people of NSW" Mr George concluded.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577