Geoff Provest, Member for Tweed today announced a $3.2million NSW Government grant that will see the Kingscliff sports fields transformed into a first-class regional Sport and Recreation Complex.
Mr Provest said the NSW Government Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund grant will help to pay for:
- construction of a new central clubhouse
- new change rooms
- new accessible toilet facility with improved access
- upgrades to improve a canteen
- storage and covered areas
- installation of sports lighting to three fields including a transformer upgrade to support further sports light improvements
- fencing around the new main soccer field
- relocation of Little Athletics throwing cages and running tracks
- relocation of one synthetic cricket wicket and reconstruction existing cricket wicket installation of hockey safety fencing.
“With improved facilities, Kingscliff will be able to build on the success of significant regional, state and national sports events, such as the Kingscliff Triathlon, bringing in tourists and athletes to support the economy,” Mr Provest said.
“The expansion will also grow participation numbers and develop sports talent across a range of codes and sporting activities.
Groups that will benefit include Football NSW, Kingscliff Wolves FC, Football Gold Coast, Far North Coast Cricket Academy, Cricket NSW, Cudgen Cricket Club, Kingscliff Hockey Club Inc., North Coast Academy of Sport, Little Athletics Queensland, Tweed Border Hockey, and Little Athletics Tweed.
Mr Provest also said the development would provide extra change rooms to cater for the growing number of women’s teams entering competitions.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the Kingscliff Regional Sport & Recreation Complex was one of 16 new projects to receive grants from the $100 million NSW Government Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund
“I look forward to seeing this facility come to life with countless benefits for local players, athletes, teams, their fans and the wider sporting community,” Mr Barilaro said.
Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said building and improving sporting facilities in regional NSW will develop pathways for strong athletes and create spaces for the community to come together and enjoy active and healthy lifestyles.
“We know that improving regional sporting facilities leads to increased participation in sport, for example, installing light towers will allow locals to train and play at night during summer when temperatures are cooler.
For more information, visit www.nsw.gov.au/regionalsportsinfrastructure