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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Dave Layzell MP, Member for Upper Hunter joined with the Deputy Premier John Barilaro MP today to announce that sport in the Upper Hunter has received a major boost today after the NSW Government announced a $1,000,000 grant for Muswellbrook City Council.

Mr Layzell said the grant was awarded for a project at Muswellbrook Olympic Park, which involves upgrades to the precinct, including construction of a new clubhouse as well as a sports and timekeepers building.

“The grant funding was part of Round One of the NSW Government’s Regional Sport Facility Fund which will see $50 million awarded over two years for new and upgraded sports facilities in Regional NSW,” Mr Layzell said.

“I congratulate Muswellbrook Shire Council on receiving the grant, which will improve sport infrastructure for the sport-loving community.”

“Sport is part of the fabric of the Upper Hunter community, and funding such as this helps create a stronger community.”

“The Muswellbrook Olympic Park project will provide residents with a modern, fit-for-purpose sports facility.”

Minister for Sport Natalie Ward said the Regional Sport Facility Fund would help promote healthy lifestyles across regional NSW while stimulating local economies and boosting employment.

“The NSW Government recognises investing in new and existing sports facilities plays a vital role in improving the health and wellbeing of NSW residents,” Mrs Ward said.

“The Regional Sport Facility Fund will promote improved health and wellbeing, and create a construction boom across regional NSW as part of the NSW Government’s multi-billion-dollar infrastructure pipeline.”

The Regional Sport Facility Fund provides grants to councils, local sporting bodies, NSW State Sporting Organisations, State Sporting Organisations for People with Disability, National Sporting Organisations and private enterprises.

For the full list of recipients and further information on the Regional Sport Facility Fund, visit:


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