The upgrade of Crookwell’s Lin Cooper fields will be delivered and Lackey Park Indoor Sports Centre will begin to take shape – thanks to the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund and Regional Sports Facility Fund.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman joined Upper Lachlan Shire Council Mayor Pam Kensit, and representatives from Crookwell Soccer Club and Crookwell Cricket Club to announce the funding.
“I am delighted that the NSW Government is covering the entire cost of the Lin Cooper Field Amenities building upgrade. With $359,901 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund and additional $978,601 from the Regional Sport Fund – the facilities are sure to tick all the boxes.
“Particularly for women in the area, a new and inclusive change room facility will make it easier for females to be a part of their local sports team.
“Better facilities encourage greater female participation at all levels and across all sporting codes, this investment will go a long way to levelling the playing field for women,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“Many of Australia’s elite female athletes started their career in regional NSW and the Upper Lachlan Shire. It is so important that our female athletes have somewhere to change before and after training or on game day, instead of having to get dressed in a parked car,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Upper Lachlan Shire Council Mayor Pam Kensit, welcomed the funding.
The Greater Cities and Regional Sports Facilities Fund had provided more than $49 million over two years to increase participation and promote healthy lifestyles, with 41 sporting organisations successful in Round 2. For the full list of recipients and further information on the Fund visit: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants
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. About half of this latest $100 million round will deliver 189 female sporting projects. For more information, go to: http://www.nsw.gov.au/SCCF.