Old Bar Cricket Club will install three lane cricket nets at the Chris Dempsey Oval after receiving $82,500 of funding from Stronger Country Communities Fund, Round Four.
Old Bar Cricket Club said the funding will allow them to continue to encourage participation by players of all ages and genders.
"This project will create a pathway for all players as we work to increase female participation in cricket by increasing and building their skill levels and confidence," said Old Bar Cricket Club secretary, Yvonne Nash.
"Our players have been inspired by our life members to continually support cricket and encourage the development of the sporting facilities in the area."
She said the club is very appreciative of the funding and will be beneficial to the players and the community.
Myall Lakes MP, Stephen Bromhead said this is a massive win for Old Bar.
"We know Old Bar is booming and with many families moving to the area sports clubs are seeing a boost in participation and need the facilities to support this growth now and into the future" Mr Bromhead said.
"Players will no longer need to travel to Taree to train for the sport they love. It is vital that facilities within the regions, particularly the Myall Lakes help our budding cricketers continue to be involved in sport.
This project will create a pathway for all players as we work to increase female participation in cricket by increasing and building their skill levels and confidence.Old Bar Cricket Club secretary, Yvonne Nash
"These facilities will provide opportunities for Old Bar Cricket Club to host regional and other inter-district carnivals, which will boost the local economy and community which has been hit by drought, bushfire, floods and now COVID," Mr Bromhead said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole announced that 435 projects across the State's 93 regional Local Government Areas (LGAs) would receive funding.
"The Stronger Country Communities Fund delivers guaranteed investment in every single regional LGA in NSW, and has seen $500 million invested across more than 1900 local projects since 2017," Mr Toole said.
The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, which alongside the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund is delivering infrastructure and programs that generate opportunities, investment and jobs.
For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/SCCF.
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