Lismore is the regional hub of the Northern Rivers, it attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. It is important we continue to upgrade our community facilities, both for locals and visitors.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $2,456,340 for three new projects in Lismore.
“$430,000 will be used to upgrade Oakes Oval’s sports lighting to LED, increasing the brightness to a regional standard to enable increased use of this facility,” Mr Hogan said.
“Improved lighting will complement the $12 million upgrade of Crozier and Oakes Ovals currently underway.”
“This will be a great resource for locals and also attract premier matches and significant sporting carnivals. This means more money spent in local motels, restaurants, cafes and retail shops, securing the jobs of many locals.”
“$1,626,340 will renew the footpaths surrounding the CBD, on top of the $1,200,304 announced last year. This will greatly improve the shopping precinct and bring the footpaths up to standard.”
“$400,000 will be used to reconstruct the full length of Bounty Street, including pothole repairs and complete pavement rehabilitation.”
Lismore City Council Mayor Steve Krieg thanked Kevin Hogan for securing this funding for our community.
“Oakes Oval is a wonderful regional sporting facility that attracts significant sporting events to our city,” Cr Krieg said.
“The new LED lights means we can hold more events every year – and at night, which will help create a night-time economy with visitors spending money in our local motels, restaurants, cafes and retail shops, securing the jobs of many hundreds of locals.”