Member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced over $2 million in funding to breathe new life into community and local sporting facilities across the Eurobodalla region through round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Mr Constance made the announcement at the Eurobodalla Business awards on Saturday evening alongside Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes.
“I am absolutely thrilled that the Eurobodalla Shire Council has secured NSW Government funding of $2.167 million for some fantastic local projects.
“These projects will include the redevelopment of Bill Smyth Oval in Narooma, revitalization of Captain Oldrey Park, lighting of various local sports fields, the Hill Street pathway in Batemans Bay and a major investment into the redevelopment of the Moruya Library and Arts Centre”, said Mr Constance.
“This $2.167 million is yet another example of investment into regional NSW and our local communities by the NSW Government.
“Eurobodalla Shire Council are also financially contribute to these community projects and with their team undertaking the work, we will see great outcomes across the local area,” Mr Constance said.
Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes said it’s an absolutely brilliant result for the Eurobodalla community.
“These are important community projects we’ve asked Andrew and the NSW Government to support and they haven’t let us down.
“Construction of the library and arts centre in Moruya is well underway and the $1 million allows us to move to stage two of that project.
It’s also a great result for our shire’s sporting clubs who’ll see better lighting at a number of fields and improvements at two of our bigger parks at Bill Smyth Oval in Narooma and Captain Oldrey at Broulee,” Clr Innes said.
Projects funded across the Eurobodalla include:
$1 Million for the Moruya Library and Arts Centre redevelopment.
$380,000 for upgrades at Bill Smyth Oval Narooma.
$353,700 for the revitalization of Captain Oldrey Park.
$350,000 for field lighting at Bill Smyth Oval, Bodalla Oval and Gundary Oval.
$83,722 for construction of a path linking the Batemans Bay CBD to Mackay Park.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round of projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.
“I congratulate local councils and look forward to the local sports and community facility improvements that will make the region an even more attractive place to work and raise a family,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund that is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses,” he said.
For more information, please visit: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.
Above: Mayor Liz Innes and Minister Andrew Constance 2018 Business Awards