Minister for Sport and Recreation, Graham Annesley, today visited Lismore to announce funding for an upgrade of Blair Oval.

Lismore City Council will receive $25,000 to upgrade of lighting, drainage and enlargement of the playing field.

“It’s critically important quality sporting and recreational facilities are accessible and complemented with well-run programs if we are to encourage people to lead a more healthy and active lifestyle.

“The funding comes from Round Two of the NSW Government’s Participation and Facility Grant Program,” Mr Annesley said.

“The Government is passionate about ensuring opportunities are provided for as many people as possible to obtain the benefits derived from living an active, healthy lifestyle.

“Being physically active is not only excellent for health and well-being, but also delivers substantial social benefits and brings communities together,” Mr George said.

Other Lismore electorate organisations to benefit include -

Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW Inc - top sports camp providing sporting activities for disadvantaged in Lismore $7,050

Far North Coast Hockey Inc - rural/remote beginner hockey programs for primary aged children $2,180

Nimbin Community Organisation - circus meet and free workshops for socially and economically disadvantaged Nimbin community members $6,340

Kyogle Together Inc - increasing participation in the Kyogle community gym for young people and seniors $6,704

Nimbin Headers Sports Club Inc - provision of a new storage area, referees change room and completion of change rooms $21,247

Eureka & Districts Sports Club Inc - installation of seating, storage & shade shelters $13,805

For more information on NSW Government sport and recreation grants, visit the website at www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants.

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.