Scot MacDonald
STRONGER COUNTRY COMMUNITIES FUNDING FOR MAITLAND
10th Sep 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today announced $1.8 million in funding to Maitland City Council for six community projects across Maitland through round two of the NSW Liberal National Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Maitland City Council secured NSW Government funding for;

  • Playground upgrades, installation of shade structures          $128,800
  • Fencing at A&D Lawrence Oval, Thornton                             $236,440
  • Upgrade of changes rooms at Lochinvar Sports Complex    $93,990
  • Car park upgrade at Metford Recreation Reserve                 $348,592
  • Additional lighting at Croquet Courts 3 and 4            $168,475
  • Maitland Park netball court upgrades                                     $827,592

Mr MacDonald said Maitland City Council had put forward strong submissions for community projects across the LGA.

“I am pleased to see the Metford car park supported by the NSW Government. This park has high usage and this will only increase when the new Maitland Hospital is finished,” Mr MacDonald said.

“The netball court upgrades align with the Premier’s goal of lifting female participation in sport, and the provision of fencing at A&D Lawrence Oval and shade structures at eight of Council’s playgrounds will deliver broad community benefit to Maitland residents.”

“Council welcomes this injection of over $1.8 million from the NSW State Government Stronger Country Communities Fund that will contribute to six projects across some of Maitland’s sport and recreation facilities,” Maitland City Council Loretta Baker said.

“Our growing community continues to require facility upgrades and enhancements to ensure we can maintain the enviable lifestyle that is attracting new residents and is contributing to our city and visitor economy.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round of projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.

“I congratulate Maitland 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.

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