Sport in the Goulburn electorate has received a major boost today after the NSW Government announced a $589,000 grant for Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre.

The grant was awarded to Wingecarribee Shire Council to Fund Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre Multipurpose Program Room And Access & Inclusion Upgrade. The grant was part of Round One of the NSW Government’s Regional Sport Facility Fund which will see $50 million awarded over two years for new and upgraded sports facilities in Regional NSW.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman congratulated Wingecarribee Shire Council on receiving the grant which will improve sport infrastructure for the sport-loving community.

“Sport is part of the fabric of the Highlands community,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“The Moss Vale Memorial Aquatic Centre access and inclusion upgrade will provide residents with a modern, fit-for-purpose sports facility.”

Council’s Acting General Manager Marissa Racomelara welcomed the announcement.

“This grant funding will help even more people access and use this wonderful facility,” she said.

“I congratulate the staff of Council and the Aquatic Centre’s operator Bluefit for the application and thank the Member for Goulburn for her continued support of our Shire.”

Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said the Regional Sport Facility Fund will help promote healthy lifestyles across regional NSW while stimulating local economies and boosting employment.

“The NSW Government recognises investing in new and existing sports facilities plays a vital role in improving the health and wellbeing of NSW residents,” Mrs Ward said.

“The Regional Sport Facility Fund will promote improved health and wellbeing, and create a construction boom across regional NSW as part of the NSW Government’s multi-billion-dollar infrastructure pipeline.”

The Regional Sport Facility Fund provides grants to councils, local sporting bodies, NSW State Sporting Organisations, State Sporting Organisations for People with Disability, National Sporting Organisations and private enterprises.For the full list of recipients and further information on the Regional Sport Facility Fund, visit: