Member for Barker Tony Pasin has officially opened the Murray Bridge Lawn Tennis Association’s new clubrooms in Sturt Reserve.

The project received $35,000 for stage three from the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program, announced in March this year. The funding program is designed to help drive increase participation in sports and physical activity.

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.

“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 upgrade to the Club is one of a series of Federal government investments into the Sturt Reserve recreational precinct, including the Rowing Club, boat ramp and War Memorial.

“These project will re-invigorate the Sturt Reserve area, not only for local residents but helping to unlock the tourism potential of the site and improve access to the Murray River, the heart of Murray Bridge,” said Mr Pasin. 

“It is projects such like these that make our regional communities even better places to live, work and raise a family and I’m excited to see the positive difference this funding will make to the community.”

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