More than 3.5 million dollars to help local sporting groups get up and running after the floods of 2022 has been allocated by the state and federal governments.
Some of projects to secure funding include: Bangalow Sports Field (lighting – $795,350); Byron Bay Bowling and Recreation Club (new roof – $266,260); Byron Bay Croquet Club (gazebo and storage shed – $29,064), Mullumbimby Pony Club (Tyagarah Cross Country Grounds – $300,000); PCYC Tweed Heads (floor replacement – $493,881); Murwillumbah Rowing Club (boat launching ramp – $382,182).
A total of $36 million across the north coast has been awarded to 96 projects to repair and rebuild damaged facilities that were affected by the floods of 2022.
Local MP, Justine Elliot, said sport brought communities together.
‘Whether you’re on the field, in the canteen, or in the crowd, local sport brings people together and creates long-term connections.
‘The last 12 months has been tough for a number of sporting groups, and this support will help them to rebuild.
‘It also aims to make damaged sporting infrastructure more resilient in the future, including through drainage, irrigation, and track improvements,’ she said.
Lismore City Council will also receive funding for: The Lismore Memorial Baths Resilient Recovery project (replaces pumps and filters – $1,033,493), the Lismore Sports Facilities Resilience Recovery project (repairs to tennis and netball precincts and baseball complex – $996,358); Lismore Sportsfields LED upgrade project (delivers more energy-efficient lighting to Crozier Field and Mortimer Oval – $507,248.)