Piggabeen Sports Complex will undergo a significant upgrade thanks to a $300,000 NSW Government grant.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the upgrade would include new change rooms, a gymnasium, storerooms and accessible toilets

“Women’s rugby league continues to grow in popularity across the region, so we need to cater to this increase in demand,” Mr Provest said.

“What we will see from this project is a regional sport facility for the Tweed and northern NSW communities with a focus on women’s, junior and indigenous participation.

“The project will open opportunities to host community sporting events and enable the complex to become a hub for increased participation across rugby league and softball.”

Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the project is funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program.

“More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.

“These grants are funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects.”

New funding ranges have encouraged more diverse projects, with a streamlined application process that cuts red tape and allows for faster assessment.