The Coalition government will invest $500,000 in upgrading and improving the sporting facilities at Renmark Outdoor Pool Redevelopment to help 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,” Member for Barker Tony Pasin said today.

“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, upgraded lighting and installing irrigation.

Renmark Paringa Council is undertaking a significant project to upgrade the town’s pool. The new pool will provide a vibrant place for people of all ages & ability to enjoy swimming. The development will facilitate greater participation in physical activity & improve the quality of life for people living in regional SA.

The number of applications received nationally – over 2,000 – was far more than anticipated and to meet the obvious interest, the government will allocate an additional $30 million for projects in early 2019 from the existing pool of applications.

“This demand has demonstrated that sporting and community organisations are crying out for help to upgrade their facilities and because of the Liberal National government’s responsible economic management and delivering a budget surplus, we are in the position to increase the investment,” Tony Pasin said.

Contact: Charlotte Edmunds 8531 2466