Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch MP today welcomed the NSW Government announcement it would invest $100 million in new and existing sports infrastructure across regional NSW.
Mr MacDonald said the Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund, which is part of the Deputy Premier’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund will go towards improving the quality and quantity of sports venues in regional areas.
“This fund will go towards sports projects that will benefit the whole community, by encouraging participation and developing facilities that will allow the region to host major sporting events” Mr MacDonald said.
“We are looking for projects that will not only improve the playing experience, but the fan experience.
“This could be an indoor sports centre, a football field or a multi-purpose complex with change rooms and a cafeteria.
“This fund provides a more streamlined and responsive approach to investment in NSW, and I will work with the local government and sporting groups to identify projects that will benefit the Central Coast and help develop business cases to secure funding,” he said.
Mr Crouch said the Regional Sport Infrastructure Fund will build upon the investments already being made on the Central Coast.
“Sport is integral to building our sense of community,” Mr Crouch said.
“Sport is also a significant economic driver, attracting investment and creating new jobs.
“Both amateur and professional sport events boost visitation and encouraging spending in the local community, which ultimately creates employment and a more vibrant economy.
Further information and program guidelines are available at https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/regional-sports-infrastructure
Scot MacDonald | 02 9230 2393
For Mr Crouch: Kerryanne Delaney | 0410 491 956