FUNDING BOOST FOR KEY PROJECTS AT EVANS HEAD
RICHMOND Valley Council has welcomed $495,649 in funding from the NSW Government which will go towards the development of Evans Head’s Stan Payne Oval and the enhancement of Main Beach.
Making the announcement today in Evans Head, Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said he was thrilled to see the Stronger Country Communities Fund again delivering on key community projects.
Stan Payne Oval will receive $309,884 for a number of improvements, including a grandstand upgrade, turf wicket, concrete footpath and security bollards, and $185,765 will see improved access to Main Beach, as well as an extended viewing platform, concrete paths and beach matting.
Mr Gulaptis said the whole community benefited when local government worked in partnership with State Government on behalf of residents.
He said the Stronger Country Communities Fund was established to enrich people’s lives and boost the appeal of towns and villages in regional NSW, and he was pleased to see that happening in his electorate.
“Both Richmond Valley Council and I want to make sure local families have the best possible infrastructure and services,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“The end products from these grants will be high-calibre open spaces which will be valued and utilised by not only regular user groups but the whole community.”
Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow said Council had long identified these two important projects for delivery and he was pleased to see funds were now available for work to start.
“We are grateful to Chris Gulaptis and the NSW Government for sharing in our vision of providing quality, equitable facilities which encourage community participation and further enhance our ability to host major events, be they on sand or turf,” Cr Mustow said.