Half of new funding available through Round 4 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund will be dedicated to female sports facilities and programs.
Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said $3,537,518 in new funding had been allocated to the Central Coast region.
He said funding applications were being accepted from community organisations, Central Coast Council and Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council.
“Fifty percent of this $3.5M funding will go to female sports to encourage greater participation and to level the playing field for women and girls across all levels and codes of sport,” Crouch said.
Minister for Women, Bronnie Taylor, said providing facilities, particularly women’s changerooms, ensured that all female athletes were supported from grassroots to elite level.
“Purpose built facilities should be standard and not an exception, and better amenities will help address this barrier and encourage girls and women to participate in the sports and activities they enjoy and want to play,” she said.
Crouch said applications were also being accepted for a range of projects that improved local amenities, boosted community morale and improved health and well-being.
“We’ve already seen $9.9M from the Stronger Country Communities Fund delivered to the Central Coast for 22 projects over the past three years.”
These projects included shared pathways at Tuggerawong and Norah Head, clubhouse upgrade at Adelaide St Oval at Tumbi Umbi, new playing surface at Central Coast Hockey based in Wyong, creation of Step Forward Learning Centre at Ourimbah Community College, replacement of toilets and changerooms at The North Entrance Beach and a new clubhouse at Don Small Oval at Tacoma.
Media release, May 26
Parliamentary Secretary Central Coast, Adam Crouch