Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced $533,219 in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities across Murwillumbah through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Tweed Shire Council secured NSW Government funding for four projects, which include upgrades to the shires sporting field and improvements to community halls and art facilities across the electorate.

Mr George said this significant investment will make Tweed more attractive as a destination, while also build on the work the NSW Government and Tweed Shire Council has done to grow the arts community and support public health.

“This round of the SCCF there has been an effort to bring Tweed’s pre-existing facilities up to standard, like upgrades to Jim Devine Football Field and Murwillumbah Hockey Centre, work on Stokers Siding Dunbible Hall and the development of a Downtown Gallery.

This means a total of $533,219 for projects across four community and local sporting facilities including:

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round of projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.

“I congratulate Tweed Shire Council and look forward to the local sports and community facility improvements that will make the region an even more attractive place to work and raise a family,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund that is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses,” he said.

For more information, please visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.


Photo - Thomas George – Member for Lismore, David Sunter – Stokers Siding Dunbible Hall

Photo - Carl Johnston – Murwillumbah Hockey Association, Thomas George – Member for Lismore, Sanders Hetherington – Murwillumbah Hockey Association

Photo - Cl Warren Polglase – Tweed Shire Council, Thomas George – Member for Lismore, Suzi Muddiman - Tweed Shire Council, Jill Dawson - M-Arts, Cl Pryce Allsop - Tweed Shire Council, Kim Cronin - Tweed Shire Council

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.