Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced $1,889,845 in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities across Lismore through round two of the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF).

Lismore City Council secured NSW Government funding for ten projects, which include upgrades to playgrounds, sporting and community facilities as well as the construction of brand new facilities including Stage 1.1 of the International Standard Mountain Bike Facility.

Mr George said this significant investment will make Lismore more attractive as a destination, while also build on the work the NSW Government and Lismore City Council has already done to develop city as a Regional Sports Hub.

"This round of the SCCF there has been an effort to bring Lismore's pre-existing facilities up to national standards like upgrades to Lismore Basketball Stadium, renovations to the Italo Stars Football Ground and major works at the Lismore netball courts.

This means a total of $1,889,845 for projects across ten 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 Lismore City 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.

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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:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.