Labor candidate for Page, Janelle Saffin.
Labor candidate for Page, Janelle Saffin. Contributed

Announced: Labor would fund $2.9mil for region's sport & rec

LABOR would provide $2.9 million to build and upgrade sport and recreation facilities for Northern Rivers families if elected, candidate for Page Janelle Saffin announced today.

She said the program was designed to allow more people to enjoy healthy, active lifestyles, and to build more connected communities.

“Modern technology means that people are spending more time on computers and electronic devices – and less time being physically or socially active – than ever before,” Ms Saffin said.

“This is having a pronounced impact on the way our communities function – with fewer people getting involved in local organisations such as sporting clubs or community groups.

“It’s also having an impact on our health, with the alarming rise of chronic conditions such as diabetes.

“The Community Infrastructure Program will not only improve regional sporting facilities, it will ensure local families have access to playgrounds, parks and trails.”

Ms Saffin said a Labor Government would continue investing in local infrastructure as a priority.

“I will always advocate for our local needs, because modest investments can make a major difference to community life,” she said.

“Labor is delivering on health, education, skills, training, and jobs. Labor has announced important programs like Work Futures to tackle youth unemployment, and renewable energy hubs that will have a significant impact on our local economy.”

Page Community Infrastructure Program

  • Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club - $1.2 million
  • Rushworth Park soccer complex upgrade - $1 million
  • Broadwater Skate Park - $210,000
  • Casino to Lismore Rail Trail feasibility study – $65,000
  • Woodburn Riverside Adventure Playground - $250,00
  • Casino Showgrounds Canteen Facility - $180,000
  • Woodburn Riverside Pontoon - $110,000
  • Colley Park Sports Centre - $150,000