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Round 2 of Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund now open

Local sporting organisations are being strongly encouraged to apply for Round 2 of the Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund which has now opened as the final round of the program.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, said the program would further improve our already thriving local sporting community by ensuring that more people have access to state of the art sporting facilities.

“The Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund is improving local sporting infrastructure and active recreational spaces while enabling more people to participate in sport and active recreation across the St George area,” Mr Coure said.

“I strongly encourage all of our fantastic sporting organisations to apply, so that we can continue to grow our sporting community and local talent.”

The Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund provides grants of between $100,000 and $1 million to peak sporting bodies and councils in 33 local government areas in Greater Sydney, the City of Newcastle and Wollongong City.

“Eligible projects include lighting, amenity buildings, club rooms and change rooms to enhance the overall player experience both on and off the field.”

Minister for Sport, Natalie Ward, said the Fund is stimulating local economies, boosting employment and promoting healthy lifestyles across NSW.

“It is vital to invest in new and existing sports for NSW residents,” Minister Ward said.

“Inclusive projects that encourage the participation of females and people with disability are a priority of the Fund.”

“The Fund is creating a sports infrastructure construction boom across the State as part of the Government’s multi-billion-dollar infrastructure pipeline.”

Round 1 of the overall program resulted in $54 million being awarded to 91 projects. They included $1 million to Snow Australia for community snow sport facilities at the National Snowsports Training Centre (NSTC) at Jindabyne, $1 million for a new skate park at Wyatt Action Sports Campus in Lidcombe and $937,500 for a new grandstand and amenities at Darling Street Oval in Newcastle.

Applications opened on 30 August 2021 and close 8 October 2021 at noon.

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