Community sport facilities receive major boost

More than $100 million will be injected into community sporting infrastructure to create new facilities and undertake major redevelopments on existing facilities, as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to turbocharge the take-up of sport across the State.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said 39 projects had been awarded funding under the NSW Government’s Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund.

“Sport is part of the fabric of our communities. It keeps people healthy, active and socially connected,” Mr Perrottet said.

“The Liberal and Nationals Government has an undeniable track record of investing in our community infrastructure and this program is all about creating modern, accessible facilities that cater for a range of sports and abilities.”

The program provides grants between $1 million and $5 million for new or upgraded sport facilities.

Projects funded through this round of the program include a major indoor sporting facility at Lane Cove, upgrades to Lauren Jackson Sports Centre in Albury and a premium regional sporting facility at Olds Park in Penshurst.

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the NSW Government has now invested $200 million in new and upgraded community sporting facilities through the first two rounds of the program.

“These projects will not only provide more opportunities for people to play sport, but they will also generate a local sports facility infrastructure boom, creating thousands of jobs and delivering an economic boost for communities across the State,” Mr Henskens said.

“Regardless of age, ability or the sport you play, this program is delivering game-changing projects that promote participation and secure a brighter future for local communities across NSW.”

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