Deputy Premier Announces An Increase To Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund

Deputy Premier Announces An Increase To Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro

New South Wales Minister for Sports Stuart Ayres

Sports Infrastructure Boom For Regional New South Wales

Victor P Taffa

New South Wales Government today announced a major funding boost for new and existing sports facilities in regional New South Wales as part of the $100 Million Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales John Barilaro said the fund, which is part of the $1.3 Billion Regional Growth Fund, would go towards improving the quality and quantity of sports venues in regional areas.

“Sport is central to the lives of so many people living in regional New South Wales.” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.

“New South Wales Government wants to ensure regional communities are vibrant, strong and cohesive places to live, and sport is central to achieving that.”

 

“This fund will focus on projects that not only improve the playing experience but the fan experience.” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.

“High quality sports facilities will allow regional communities to attract significant professional and amateur events to their region.”

“Those sports events will boost visitation, encourage spending in local communities, and ultimately lead to employment and stronger local economies.” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.

Deputy Premier Barilaro said the Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund is now open for applications and will build upon the investments already being made in regional New South Wales.

Minister for Sports Stuart Ayres said the government is looking for projects that will benefit the whole community.

“It could be a sporting facility capable of hosting regional, state or national championships, a regional sporting hub or a multi-purpose facility.” Mr. Ayres said.

NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“So many of our sports stars are born and raised in country New South Wales, and we want to make sure our regional communities have high quality facilities to encourage participation and develop sports talent.”

“We’re excited to hear ideas from local sporting groups and look forward to working with regional organisations and local governments to improve sporting facilities and experiences across the state.” Mr. Ayres said.