Member for Lismore Thomas George and NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres today visited Jim Devine Football Field in Murwillumbah were a $190,000 improvement project will kick off thanks to the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Mr George said the Jim Devine Football Fields are home to junior and senior soccer in Murwillumbah and the NSW Government is investing in the facilities’ future.

“This fantastic project will boost access to a valuable local sporting access through the construction of an official car park and fence which will benefit the community by improving public and player safety,” Mr George said.

“This funding will greatly improve safety by replacing the informal car park located between two fields at the facility, separating players and spectators from vehicles,” Mr George said.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government is investing in regional sporting facilities which make access to sporting facilities easier to players of all ages as well as the hard working volunteers that keep sport going in the community.

“Sport is the lifeblood of regional communities, giving younger people a healthy start and all ages a chance to have fun, get fit and be social,” Mr Ayres said.

“The rollout of the second round projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million, which is a significant boost to bring facilities like the Jim Devine Fields up to the standard they deserve.

“We congratulate Tweed Shire Council on securing this funding and look forward to the local sports and community facility improvements that will make this region an even more attractive place to work and raise a family.”

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.

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

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.