The Federal Government announced a new Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI) earlier this year.
This program is designed to support councils deliver priority infrastructure projects to support jobs and help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said Clarence Valley Council received over $2 million as part of the funding allocation.
“$240,000 has been allocated to upgrade and replace existing sportsfield lighting at McKittrick Park, South Grafton,” Mr Hogan said.
“The current sportsfield lighting is being upgraded to improve the lighting output with new LED fittings that will also improve energy efficiency.”
“The timber light poles will be replaced with new higher poles meeting current Australian Standards.”
Clarence Valley Council Mayor Jim Simmons said this funding is great news for the community.
“This new lighting will be an exciting development for improved use of the park by the community,” Cr Simmons said.
“I’d like to recognise Kevin Hogan’s efforts in listening to our concerns and making representations for us to ensure we received this funding.”
“The funding of these projects will give communities a much-needed boost, particularly in terms of their resilience after being subject to bushfires, drought, flood and COVID-19.”