Three sporting facilities in Temora will benefit from lighting upgrades, thanks to the NSW Government’s $25 million Female Friendly Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrades Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Temora Shire Council have been successful in funding of over $150,000 to deliver three lighting-upgrade projects for the community to enjoy.
“Community sport is a vital part of our social fabric and these upgrades will help build participation and support local clubs to grow,” Ms Cooke said.
“These lighting upgrades mean sporting groups can play and train longer into the night and field more teams, which supports an active and healthy community.”
“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government recognises the critical role local sport infrastructure plays in keeping our communities healthy and active, and by helping boost participation, we will ensure anyone who wants to shoot a hoop, score a try or kick a goal, can do so in a supportive and safe environment.”
- Temora Town Tennis Courts will see $53,750 to replace existing outdated lightbulbs with new LED lights.
- Bob Aldridge Park will see $55,000 to replace existing outdated lightbulbs with new LED lights.
- Temora West Sportsground will see $50,000 to replace existing outdated lightbulbs with new LED lights.
Temora Shire Council Mayor Cr Rick Firman said council and the Temora Shire community are delighted with this latest announcement.
“This will make an enormous difference to these sporting facilities of ours and I know all our user groups are extremely grateful to NSW Government for making this important grant programme available,” Cr Firman said.
Since 2017 the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has committed more than $1 billion to deliver new and upgraded community sport facilities.
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said major events including the recent FIBA Women’s World Cup and upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup are creating enormous excitement and inspiring the next generation of female sporting stars.
“Whether it’s on the court, field or track, we continue to be inspired by our homegrown talent like Ellyse Perry, Lauren Jackson and Madison de Rozario, who are captivating the nation with their extraordinary athleticism and passion,” Mr Henskens said.
“The Liberal and Nationals Government’s investment in community sport infrastructure is improving facilities for women and girls, and boosting female participation in sport, in line with our Her Sport Her Way strategy.”
More information about the program and the list of successful recipients is available: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants/female-friendly-community-sport-facilities-and-lighting-upgrades-grant-program/2022/23-grant-recipients