Yamba Sports Complex is an important community sporting facility. It plays host to our local teams, and allows us to attract other large scale events.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $722,000 to install a recycled water irrigation system for the sports fields.
“This facility is important for our community and is going from strength-to-strength,” Mr Hogan said.
“This new project will build on recent upgrades that included storage spaces, spectator seating, public toilets, referee and first aid room, as well as four unisex change rooms.”
“This particular funding is designed to support councils deliver priority infrastructure projects to support jobs and help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“We can attract large scale regional events, carnivals, coaching clinics and training academies, which is great for our town.”
Clarence Valley Mayor Jim Simmons said the facility is a great asset for the local sporting communities.
“We are confident this versatile space will now be suitable for a range of activities and will help create a healthier, happier more inclusive community,” Cr Simmons said.
“This project will support many jobs in our community, not only the construction workers, but in our food and retails shops, who benefit from having more tourists spending money locally.”
This funding has been allocated through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI). Clarence Valley Council received over $2 million as part of the funding allocation.