27/3/2019

Lighting the way for Tewantin Noosa Cricket with $500,000 grant

A $500,000 grant for a new lighting system will create bright opportunities for Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien announced today.

“Playing cricket is a great Aussie tradition, and I’m pleased to deliver this funding to help the Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club’s 160 members enjoy their sport,” Mr O’Brien said.
 
“The new lighting system will allow them to play in the cooler hours when the sun’s gone down, extending their ability to practice and improving utility of the grounds for match times.
 
“By increasing the availability and accessibility of the pitch, the Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club will be able to attract more visiting teams, host more local, intrastate and interstate championships and thereby boost the local tourism market.
 
“It’s a win for Noosa sports fans, the wider community and local businesses, and I thank Brett Lea and everyone at Tewantin Noosa Cricket for bringing this application forward that will help to make their players shine.”
 
The funding will be delivered by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.

“The Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to supporting local communities to prosper and grow, and local infrastructure projects like this are critical if we want to boost economic growth and improve local amenities and facilities,” Mr O’Brien said.

In the 2018-19 Budget, the Liberal and Nationals Government committed to funding more than 100 new regional programs that create jobs, support economic growth and improve access to essential health, education and communications services.

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