66,250 FOR 6 LISMORE ELECTORATE SPORTING ORGANISATIONS

$66,250 for 6 Lismore Electorate Sporting Organisations

25 February 2008

Thomas George, National Party Member for Lismore has welcomed the funding announcement by the Minister for Tourism and Sport and Recreation, The Hon Graham West, of six Lismore electorate sporting organisations that will benefit from $66,250 allocated under the 2007/2008 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:

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.

Media Contact: Thomas George 6621 3624 or 0427 360 781

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