Tuesday June 5, 2018
Local communities can now apply to build or upgrade sporting facilities through the new $100 million Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund.
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, is inviting clubs and councils to submit projects which seek to support and promote greater sport participation in the community.
“I encourage clubs and councils to put forward projects that bring our community together, that encourage female participation and promote inclusion in sport,” Tanya Davies said.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting our local community which is why this fund will be looking for projects that deliver the best possible outcomes for our community.”
“The new fund will support up to 120 projects. These projects could include new and upgraded ovals, synthetic surfaces, change rooms, kiosks, and lighting.”
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the announcement forms part of the NSW Government’s $290 million Open Spaces and Greener Sydney initiative which focuses on providing the community with accessible greenspaces.
“We know it is vital people have access to open and green spaces in their communities to improve liveability and provide families with the best possible quality of life,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said this was an excellent opportunity for the 33 Local Government Areas in Greater Sydney to improve the accessibility and experience at local sports grounds.
“Initiatives like this, and the $200 million towards the Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund and the Stronger Country Communities Fund are valuable in fostering sports participation across the state,” Mr Ayres said.
The fund provides grants between $500,000 and $5 million for projects, and a 25 per cent co-contribution is required for projects costing more than $1 million.
Applications close Friday 31 August 2018. For more information visit: sport.nsw.gov.au/sportsfacilityfund