Member for Barker Tony Pasin has delivered $35,000 funding for the Murray Bridge Lawn Tennis Association for stage three of the clubrooms project.

Mr Pasin said by upgrading and improving the sporting facilities the Government was helping to increase sporting participation and get the local community more active, more often.

The investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program that is investing $28 million in 223 projects across Australia that will help drive increased participation in sports and physical activity.

“Our government has prioritised investment in local grassroots sports because we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from greater activity and participating in sport,” Mr Pasin said.

“It is a key priority of our government to promote the social and health benefits of physical activity and sport and our investment to upgrade facilities and infrastructure will provide a real encouragement for those local residents not currently active.

“The investment in local sporting facilities will go towards upgrades that improve the amenity and functionality like new toilets, installing irrigation, or in this case, clubrooms.” Mr Pasin said.

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