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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is encouraging the region’s community groups, sports clubs and local councils to apply for up to a million dollars to help them deliver an important sports infrastructure project for their communities.

Mr Marshall said grants between $500,000 and $1 million for new or upgraded sport and recreation infrastructure projects were now available from the next round of the NSW Government’s ClubGRANTS program.

“These grants are being made available for projects providing modern and safe community facilities for people to take part in sport and recreation and improve fitness and well-being,” he said.

“Particular emphasis will be placed on projects that benefit disadvantaged and regional and remote communities in this program round.

“I urge all eligible groups from across the region to consider submitting an application for a project that will make a real difference for our local community.”

Mr Marshall said the region had been a large beneficiary from previous funding rounds with $1.78 million for the Moree Boomerangs to transform the Burt Jovanovich Oval in South Moree into a state-of-the-art facility and more than $1.5 million allocated to Inverell Shire Council to upgrade Inverell’s Cameron Park and sports complex.

Deputy Premier Troy Grant said sport and sports clubs were a crucial part of any community and the government was proud to be able help improve facilities that are relied upon by so many.

“Sport and recreation plays an important part of our state’s social fabric and the NSW Government is committed to investing in facilities for our communities to enjoy for generations to come,” Mr Grant said.

An applicant information pack is now available on the Liquor & Gaming NSW website www.liquorandgaming.justice.nsw.gov.au with expressions of interest closing on Friday, 16 September 2016.

Applications will be assessed by the independent ClubGRANTS fund committee and approved applicants will then be invited to lodge formal applications.

Successful projects will be announced in 2017.

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