Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Mariners get green light to swing for the fences

Media Release

FN110/2017

07 July 2017

Joint release with:

Ann Sudmalis

Federal Member for Gilmore

  • Shoalhaven’s Ison Park upgrade complete with new home run fence installed
  • Upgrades will enable Shoalhaven Mariners to host baseball tournaments
  • The Coalition Government invested $15,000 to make this project come to life

The Shoalhaven Mariners Baseball Association and local community will tomorrow celebrate the completion of the $22,655 Home Run Fencing project at Ison Park.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the project, formed part of the Coalition’s ongoing investment to deliver key community projects in regional Australia.

“This upgrade helps the Shoalhaven Mariners to host tournaments and visiting clubs from around the state, helping our region to thrive,” Minister Nash said.

“We aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either grow up in or come back to with their families, and providing improved sporting facilities is a great way to help achieve that.”

Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis, who will be joining the Mariners at their home ground tomorrow, said the project has been a success with local baseball enthusiasts already reaping the benefits of the improved fenced pitch and the game area.

“The upgrade included levelling the outfield area and installing a cyclone-mesh home run fence around the perimeter of the baseball field at Ison Park,” she said.

“This is a great example of the local community, local businesses and Government working together, with club members of the Shoalhaven Mariners Baseball Association laying the turf donated by local supplier Turfco,” said Mrs Sudmalis.

The project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government ($15,000) and the Shoalhaven Mariners Baseball Association ($7,655).