Member for Lismore Thomas George has announced $240,069 in funding to expand and improve the Lismore Netball Complex, through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The money will support two new hard courts, four junior grass courts, covered spectator grandstand, additional shelter and new court lighting, all helping increase the level of participation in the sport.

Mr George said the membership of Lismore Netball is continually growing, with the sport offering positive health benefits for the city’s women and girls.

“Netball is involved in the Confident Girls Foundation that is helping to eliminate gender bias, lack of leadership opportunities and lack of support networks that negatively affect young girls.

“Not only will these upgrades facilitate the 1000 current members, but also encourage more women to get involved either as players or spectators,” he said.

The new hard courts will support the Netball Complex’s contribution to the Regional Sports Hub, enabling the facility to become state and regional championship compliant.

The grass courts will allow the club’s association to run Net Set Go, a junior program aimed at introducing boys and girls to the game at an early age.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round 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.

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

PHOTO: Mandy Brown - Recording Officer Lismore Netball, Thomas George – Member for Lismore, Bec Grace - Vice President Lismore Netball

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.