$45,065 for 7 Lismore Electorate Sporting Organisations

4 March 2004

Thomas George, National Party Member for Lismore says seven Lismore electorate sporting organisations will certainly benefit from $45,284 worth of assistance as announced by the Minister for Tourism and Sport and Recreation, The Hon Sandra Nori, under the 2003/2004 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:

$4,645 for the extension of courts and upgrading of fencing and lighting at Cawongla District Tennis and Recreation Centre $8,500 for the upgrade of three tennis courts at Lismore Tennis Courts $3,000 for the upgrading completion of the junior playing field and improvements to the surface of existing fields at Nimbin Headers Sport Fields $3,000 for the upgrading of lighting on court five at Weston Park $2,920 for the provision of eleven retractable shade units at Spinks Park $20,000 for the construction of an amenities block, canteen and storeroom at Crawford Square Park $3,000 for the construction of cattle grid and concrete footpaths for easier access for disabled members at Casino Rifle Range

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.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.