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Lismore City Council sport and recreation project officer James Voght (L) and state sport and recreation minister Graham Annesley check plans for Lismore Park, including the upgrade to Blair Oval.

Lismore City Council will receive $25,000 to upgrade of lighting, drainage and enlargement of the playing field of Blair Oval.

NSW sport and recreation minister, Graham Annesley, visited yesterday Lismore to announce funding for the upgrade, along with a range of other projects under the government’s Participation and Facility Grant Program.

‘It’s critically important quality sporting and recreational facilities are accessible and complemented with well-run programs if we are to encourage people to lead a more healthy and active lifestyle,’ Mr Annesley said.

‘The government is passionate about ensuring opportunities are provided for as many people as possible to obtain the benefits derived from living an active, healthy lifestyle.’

Lismore MP Thomas George said, ‘being physically active is not only excellent for health and wellbeing, but also delivers substantial social benefits and brings communities together’.

Other Lismore electorate organisations to benefit include:

Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW Inc – top sports camp providing sporting activities for disadvantaged in Lismore – $7,050

Far North Coast Hockey Inc – rural/remote beginner hockey programs for primary-aged children – $2,180

Nimbin Community Organisation – circus meet and free workshops for socially and economically disadvantaged Nimbin community members – $6,340

Kyogle Together Inc – increasing participation in the Kyogle community gym for young people and seniors – $6,704

Nimbin Headers Sports Club Inc – provision of a new storage area, referees change room and completion of change rooms – $21,247

Eureka & Districts Sports Club Inc – installation of seating, storage and shade shelters – $13,805.

 


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