The Lithgow basketball community will benefit from $116,590 under Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund for upgrades to the entrance and foyer of the Lithgow Basketball Stadium.
Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole said today’s announcement will make regional communities stronger and an even better place to call home.
“Sport is an important tool to bring the community together and keep kids active. These upgrades will allow every member of the township to access and utilise the facilities,” Mr Toole said.
“Clubs like Lithgow and District Basketball are the heartbeat of communities where locals come together to socialise and have fun playing sport.”
The upgrades to Lithgow Basketball Stadium will create a more modern and accessible facility for the whole community to use and will ensure the club is fit for purpose well into the future.
Coaching and Referee Director Scott Simcoe said the funding is invaluable to the club.
“It has been great to have the ongoing support from Paul for many years which has helped ensure our club has been able to accommodate for our growing numbers,” Mr Simcoe said.
“These upgrades will make the club much more accessible for people of all abilities.”
In the past five years the Stronger Country Communities Fund had delivered more than 2000 grassroots projects, benefitting every Local Government Area in regional NSW.
“We all know how important it is for communities to have great places to come together to build social connections and boost their wellbeing through sport or community events.
The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure in the regions.
For more information, visit: nsw.gov.au/sccf