Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh at Westside Tennis Club with facility manager Allan Pade and secretary Kate Blackman.
A Coffs Coast tennis club can now undertake a priority project thanks to Round Five of the NSW Nationals’ Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Nationals’ member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said Westside Tennis Club is celebrating a $244,770 grant for the upgrade of two of its courts.
“I congratulate the hard-working team at Westside Tennis Club on this significant funding and I look forward to their project coming to fruition,” Mr Singh said.
“Westside is a popular club in our community and is renowned for promoting participation in sport and its health and wellbeing initiatives.”
Westside Tennis Club facility manager Allan Pade welcomed the great news.
“This funding will be really instrumental in the continued development and promotion of tennis in Coffs Harbour for at least the next 20 years – this is the importance of this level of funding,” Mr Pade said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said in the past five years the Stronger Country Communities Fund had delivered more than 2000 grassroots projects, benefitting every Local Government Area in regional NSW.
“We all know how important it is for communities to have great places to come together to build social connections and boost their wellbeing through sport or community events.
“It’s the little things that make a big difference to the way we all work, live, play and do business, and the NSW Nationals are delivering the projects that make a difference to everyday life right across regional NSW, from Byron Bay to Bega to Broken Hill.”
Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund will support local community and sporting infrastructure projects, street beautification, public programs and events that display the best of local character and community spirit.