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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


The community of Broke will benefit from over $550,000 under Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund for an overhaul of the Broke Recreation Ground.

Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the funding will allow Singleton Council to undertake reconstruction of the tennis, netball and multi-courts at the Cochrane Street facility.

“The courts needed a refresh however the flooding in July last year caused further damage to the playing surfaces.
“The project will include new fencing, surface upgrades and the installation of LED lighting to provide a safe and inclusive area for the local community.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said regional NSW communities will benefit from a record number of projects and enjoy new or upgraded sporting facilities, social infrastructure and improved community programs, under the $160 million Round Five of the fund.

“Whether it’s community hubs, town halls, pathways, recreation areas, playgrounds, or creative and training programs, the Stronger Country Communities Fund is making regional NSW an even better place to call home,” Mr Toole said.

“The first five rounds of the fund are making a real difference to people right across regional NSW, with work commencing, underway or completed on more than 2,530 projects in every local government area across regional NSW.”

Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund is supporting local community and sporting infrastructure projects, street beautification, public programs and events that display the best of local character and community spirit.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Deputy Premier Paul Toole and Dave Layzell at Broke Recreation Ground.


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