Funding boost for local communities

Published on 11 October 2018

Father and daughter playing tennis

Federation Council has welcomed an exciting funding announcement from the NSW Government, with over $3.6 million being provided towards important community infrastructure projects.

Member for Albury, Greg Aplin was in Corowa yesterday to make the announcement.

“This is another great outcome for the Federation Council community and their sporting grounds,” Mr Aplin said.

“The NSW Coalition Government continues to invest in our communities and I congratulate all the successful organisations and communities that will benefit from these improvements” Mr Aplin said.

A total of $3,608,776 will be spent on sixteen projects in the Federation Council area covering sport, recreational and community facilities:

  • $224,690 for upgrades to the John Foord Oval Sporting Facilities,
  • $91,817 for upgrades to the Colombo Creek Ski Club Toilet Block,
  • $449,820 for upgrades to the Oaklands Recreational Reserve Change Room and Toilet Block,
  • $104,853 for the resurfacing of Urana Tennis Courts,
  • $80,954 for the Lonsdale Recreation Reserve Playground,
  • $85,532 for the Rejuvenation of Corowa High School Oval for community use,
  • $68,970 for the Rand Sports Ground improvements,
  • $272,965 for the lighting upgrade for Rennie Recreational Reserve,
  • $180,000 for the refurbishment of clubrooms at Howlong Tennis Club,
  • $280,393 for the reconstruction of the netball and tennis court at Coreen Recreation Reserve,
  • $180,000 for a pedestrian bridge at Urana Aquatic Centre,
  • $199,353 for the Ball Park Multisport Pavilion,
  • $95,898 for the refurbishment of the Corowa Rowing Club,
  • $750,000 for the Corowa Swimming Pool Splash Park,
  • $300,000 for the upgrade of Max Kirwan Water Ski Club to world class standard, and
  • $243,531 towards the Urana Aquatic Leisure Centre building.

Federation Council Mayor, Pat Bourke has said the funding will not only support the health and wellbeing of residents, but also the long term sustainability of local communities.

“This is an exciting opportunity to deliver projects that will provide significant benefit to our communities and we are very grateful to the NSW Government for their commitment to invest in regional areas.” he said.

“We’re looking forward to working with community groups and sporting clubs to deliver these projects over the next two years.” Mayor Bourke said.