$533,219 FOR TWEED SPORT AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS
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:
- $50,000 Stokers Siding Dunbible Memorial Hall
- $243,000 Murwillumbah Hockey Centre Lighting
- $50,219 Downtown Gallery
- $190,000 Jim Devine Football Field
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.
- $50,000 Stokers Siding Dunbible Memorial Hall - This project seeks to upgrade the hall, which will both support the continuation of regular events, and allow for growth, which we hope will attract new users to the hall and to the community. The space is used by many different groups, including not-for-profit organisations, and regularly hosts events. The repair and upgrade of the hall is crucial in ensuring that it evolves to keep up with ever-diversifying demands
Photo - Thomas George – Member for Lismore, David Sunter – Stokers Siding Dunbible Hall
- $243,000 Murwillumbah Hockey Centre Lighting - The installation of field lighting to the second synthetic pitch will enable the venue to cater for mid-week competitions, supporting the continued growth of the sport.
Photo - Carl Johnston – Murwillumbah Hockey Association, Thomas George – Member for Lismore, Sanders Hetherington – Murwillumbah Hockey Association
- $50,219 Downtown Gallery The establishment of Gallery DownTown, an annex of the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Arts Centre (TRGMOAC), as an anchor tenant in M-Arts, an arts precinct in the Murwillumbah CBD. The aim of the program is to provide local artists with a professional venue for exhibitions of new work.
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
- $190,000 Jim Devine Football Field - Construction of a car park and provision of fencing for a sports field at Jim Devine Field. Transforming an informal parking area located between two playing fields into a formal car park will reduce the risk of accidents.