$1 Million Injection into Community and Sport Projects

16 Mar 2020 sports education

Three community and sport projects will share in over $1 million from Round 3 of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the Central Coast would receive its fair share of State funding.


“Central Coast Hockey Association is based at Wyong and will receive $639,149 to upgrade a grass field to a water-based artificial playing surface. This will prove to be a huge win for the club’s 800 members,” Mr Crouch said.


“Central Coast Community College will be provided $279,432 to create the ‘Step Forward Learning Centre’ at Ourimbah, which is designed to support disengaged young people and address their need for wellbeing and work readiness.


“The Maidens Brush Tennis Club will benefit from two brand new court surfaces and perimeter fencing improvements worth $85,544.”


Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said $100 million was being distributed across regional NSW, with regional communities set to benefit from more than 550 new projects.


To date, Rounds 1 and 2 of the program have funded more than 1,000 projects.


“Locals across regional NSW are seeing the benefits of rounds one and two of the Fund, with projects making a big difference to everyday life, from new playgrounds loved by kids to light towers illuminating sporting fields,” Mr Barilaro said.


“We are funding grassroots projects that make a real difference to each community, and we know how important it is to support our regional towns with new infrastructure and programs.”


The $400 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is being invested in local programs and infrastructure that improve the lives of people living in regional NSW.


For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.