New Tumbarumba sports hub a win for all

Media Release

WT108/2015

17 April 2015

Joint release with:

Ian Chaffey

Mayor of Tumbarumba Shire Council

Michael McCormack

Federal Member for Riverina

Regional New South Wales has received a huge sporting boost with the opening of the $685,000 Tumbarumba Community Sport and Recreation Hub project today.

Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack officially opened the hub on behalf of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss.

Mr Truss said quality sporting and community infrastructure was essential for building capacity in small regional towns.

“Regional areas need high quality community infrastructure as much as our large cities and this new sports hub will increase sports participation in the local area, as well as the wider region,” Mr Truss said.

“This project has improved the capacity of Tumbarumba to host local and regional sporting events, and will deliver vital social and economic benefits to the community.”

Mr McCormack said the project will mean emerging young sports stars are well-served by quality infrastructure.

“Investing in grassroots sport is something every young player can appreciate, and the multi-purpose nature of this facility will allow young players to develop their sporting skills to the fullest extent possible,” Mr McCormack said.

“The local community is working to raise $100,000 towards this project, highlighting the importance of this upgrade for residents.”

Mayor of Tumbarumba Shire Council Ian Chaffey said he was pleased to see the Australian Government investing in the local region.

“This is a major project for the Tumbarumba Shire with the project supporting 20 jobs,” Cr Chaffey said.

The Australian Government provided funding of $340,000 towards the project, with Tumbarumba Shire Council, Bendigo Bank, the Hyne Community Trust, Tumbarumba Australian Rules Football and Netball Club, Tumbarumba District Cricket Association funding the remaining $345,000.