Saturday, 18 August 2018

Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced $1.6 million in funding to breathe life into sporting and community facilities across Wagga Wagga through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
The funding will go towards several projects including increased seating at McDonalds Park; new lighting at French Fields and Harris Park; new change rooms for women at Parramore Park and a new car park at Wagga Boat Club.

“Sport brings regional communities together, making towns and cities healthy and vibrant places to live and these projects will deliver quality facilities that help to increase community sports participation and engagement,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“Wagga is known as the ‘City of Good Sports’ and this NSW Government funding will ensure the community has more of the right community infrastructure to maintain its reputation for producing some of the greats like Nathan Sharpe, Mark Taylor or the Mortimer brothers.”
The $1.6 million will go to projects across five community sports facilities:

  • $1,189,073 for a larger grandstand with disabled access at McDonalds Park, amenities and sports lighting at French Fields and sports lighting at Harris Park;
  • $370,801 for new change rooms at Parramore Park; and
  • $73,375 for a new roof and car park at Wagga Wagga Boat Club.

The Liberal candidate for Wagga Wagga Julia Ham said the roll out of the second round projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.

“I look forward to the local sports and community facility improvements that will make Wagga an even more attractive place to work and raise a family and create more of the sporting stars the city is known for,” Mrs Ham said.

The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to improve economic growth and productivity with investment in regional communities.
For more information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.