Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan was joined today by State Member for Lismore Thomas George to announce $1 million dollars in funding to upgrade, revitalise and construct new infrastructure at the Albert Park Baseball Complex.
“It is great that we are able to recognise today the strong role that baseball plays in Lismore. By investing $1 million into the Albert park complex we will attract even more National and International events.” Kevin Hogan said.
“This project is a massive infrastructure investment for Lismore and a great win for our local economy” he said.
“Once the re-development is completed, it is estimated that Albert Park will generate over $9 million each year in the local economy and provide over $45 million in economic return over a five year period.
Member for Lismore Thomas George said the project has enabled Baseball Australia to commit to hosting events, competitions and training camps for the next five years.
“Albert Park will put Lismore on the world stage as home to Australia’s premier Base Ball Hub which will be a terrific draw card for visitors to the region,” Mr George said.
The $1 million is provided to Lismore City Council in partnership with Baseball Australia and Far North Coast Baseball under the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program for 2016-17.
In 2016-2017 this program provided $6 million in federal government funding to NSW to encourage growth in the tourism sector.