Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a $1.5 million upgrade of the Far North Coast’s Regional Hockey Centre in Goonellabah.
“This is wonderful news for our community. It will transform the existing aged complex into a new state-of-the-art facility for players and spectators,” Mr Hogan said.
“With the upgrade of Oakes Oval started and a baseball upgrade on the way, Lismore is certainly the home of regional sport.
“The project will not only upgrade the existing hockey field but also construct a new field as well.
“Works will include the installation of lighting, spectator seating, player spaces, official and technical officers’ spaces, toilets and covered player preparation areas.”
“Importantly this project will create 76 jobs during construction, with economic benefits flowing on to many of our local businesses like cafes and motels.”
The Federal Government will contribute more than $760,000 to the major upgrade under the first round of the Coalition Government’s new Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) – Infrastructure Projects Stream.
Far North Coast Hockey will contribute $550,000, Lismore City Council $33,000 and the remainder through private donations from Association members.
“I would like to thank Far North Coast Hockey, Lismore Council and in particular the private donors.