Lismore Basketball Stadium has received $254,000 in funding as part of the round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. The money will be used to fund the stadium’s insulation, new backboards, floor sanding and refurbishment as well as improvements to external fencing and the carpark.
Representing the government Member for Lismore, Thomas George said these upgrades will increase community’s access to the facility, bringing it up to regional standards.
‘This redevelopment will change the face of Lismore basketball, not only improving facilities but increasing spectator capacity to 500 people, making the stadium more attractive for regional events.
‘Once the projects complete the stadium will able to be adapted to accommodate other sporting codes, with competitions able to be played all year around,’ he said
Works on the basketball stadium will complement the NSW government’s $6.9million dollar investment of the Albert Park Baseball Precinct, transforming the area into a major sports precinct.
The Department of Education runs low-cost, combined High School North Coast basketball events at the stadium and these upgrades will further this partnership by facilitating greater youth participation in the sport.