CASINO’S Queen Elizabeth Park will receive a funding injection of $479,717 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) to upgrade many of its facilities.
Nine sporting clubs which regularly use the complex for training and games will be saying goodbye to the decades-old bathrooms, and will welcome additional field lighting and an electrical power supply upgrade.
A portable irrigator will also be purchased to ensure all six fields are well-maintained throughout dry weather, as well as 10 portable grandstands to increase seating capacity for spectators.
In announcing the funding, Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said the Richmond Valley sporting community could be proud of its achievements and facilities and the upgrades would provide a boost to the park’s well-used facilities.
Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow said Council was delighted by the support already shown by Mr Gulaptis through SCCF, with community groups being the big winners.
He said the latest injection of almost half a million dollars into local sports and community facility improvements would make the Valley an even more attractive place to work and raise a family.
“Our growing community continues to require facility upgrades and enhancements to ensure we can maintain the enviable lifestyle that is attracting new residents and is contributing to our towns and villages, and our visitor economy,” Cr Mustow said.