The beginnings of a fit-for-purpose sports precinct at North Park will be delivered in Goulburn under the latest wave of projects rolling out under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said projects like the North Park Precinct build upon the NSW Government’s vision to help make regional NSW the best place to live, work and visit.

“I am so pleased that the NSW Government could contribute $305,925 of the $345,925 that Goulburn Mulwaree Council needed to begin the vision for the precinct.

“This funding will deliver the priority infrastructure improvements of Council’s North Park Master Plan – a significant step towards transforming the site into a modern sports precinct for both junior rugby league and cricket.” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council General Manager Warwick Bennett welcomed the funding.

“North Park is already a well-used sports venue in the north of the city for cricket and junior rugby league – and given the growing use throughout winter and summer it is important that we keep the facilities current,” Mr Bennett said.

“This funding will enable additional grandstand seating, new accessible amenities and a new roof for the current building. We will also conduct major landscaping improvements to enhance North Park’s green space and shade coverage; this means planting of new mature trees and the removing the hazardous older trees.

Matthew Cowling, President of Goulburn Junior Stockman said the priority works were a step in the right direction.

“This will make a big difference in terms of access to North Park, particularly ensuring the facilities are safe and comfortable for our players and spectators,” Mr Cowling said.

“Across the Goulburn electorate we will see a total of $2,972,641 invested for projects like North Park,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole today announced that 435 projects across every single one of the state’s 93 regional Local Government Areas (LGAs) would receive funding under Stronger Country Communities Fund Round Four.

“The Stronger Country Communities fund delivers guaranteed investment in every single regional LGA in NSW, and has seen $500 million invested across more than 1900 local projects since 2017,” Mr Toole said.

The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, which alongside the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund is delivering infrastructure and programs that generate opportunities, investment and jobs.

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