The NSW Premier, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP has provided $4,400 in funding to Port Stephens Council to co-fund the purchase of four defibrillators for sportsgrounds across the Port Stephens LGA.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC, representing the Premier at the announcement with Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer and Councillor Ken Jordan thanked Port Stephens Council for their advocacy on behalf of the local community.
“Port Stephens Council will fund 50% of the cost in conjunction with the NSW Government and I thank Cr Ken Jordan’s advocacy and the Council staff for their prompt action following the incident at Lakeside Sports Complex,” Mr MacDonald said.
Defibrillators will be stationed at King Park Sports Complex, Lakeside Sports Complex, Salamander Sports Complex and Tomaree Sports Complex. Combined these sportsgrounds service over 19 local sporting groups and associations.
Mayor Ryan Palmer said the support was indicative of a strong and productive working relationship between Port Stephens Council and the NSW Liberal Government.
West Ward Councillor Ken Jordan, whose ward encompasses the Lakeside Sports Complex where the incident took place said this was timely support in between rounds of the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program.