Lismore’s sports community the big winner in new Fund

STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has congratulated Lismore’s baseball and softball communities and the Lismore Workers Sports Bowls Club – both big winners in the NSW Government’s $25-million Regional Sport Facility Fund Round 1.

STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has congratulated Lismore’s baseball and softball communities and the Lismore Workers Sports Bowls Club – both big winners in the NSW Government’s $25-million Regional Sport Facility Fund Round 1.

Ms Saffin said she was ecstatic that $872,886 would be spent on accessibility improvements at Albert Park Baseball Complex, which will further enhance this world-class regional sporting facility.

“Our strong and active baseball sports community will be pleased. Lismore City Council were the applicants and I congratulate them,” Ms Saffin said.

“I’m also over the moon that Lismore Workers Sports Bowls Club, very much a popular community hub, will receive $311,700 to install a synthetic mat and construct a retractable shade structure at its Goonellabah greens.

“Both projects will deliver major benefits to hundreds of sporting participants and spectators alike in the Lismore district and I very much welcome this investment in improving our sporting infrastructure.”

Ms Saffin has personally congratulated Bowls Club Treasurer and Funding Coordinator Keith Morrow and Council’s new General Manager Michael Donnelly, and urged unsuccessful applicants to reapply for Round 2, also worth $25 million.

“I have been a strong supporter of the synthetic mat project, an upgrade that will allow bowls to be played at the club six days a week, up from the current three days a week,” Ms Saffin said.

“The green will also be shaded, giving elderly bowlers better protection from the sun.”

For all successful Regional Sport Facility Fund 2020-21 recipients, go to:

https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants/regional-sport-facility-fund/regional-sport-facility-fund-2020-21-recipients

In other grant news, the Office of Responsible Gambling yesterday (Monday, 5 July) opened a new round of the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund, reinvesting a contribution from the state’s registered clubs gaming machine profits back into community infrastructure projects.

Infrastructure Grants applications in the following categories – arts & culture; community infrastructure; disaster readiness; and sport & recreation – close on Monday, 26 July 2021.

For more information, go to:

https://www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au/funding-opportunities/infrastructure-grants

Tuesday, 6 July 2021.

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