Gurmesh Singh MP


Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said $178,000 in State Government funding will deliver major improvements to the popular Ayrshire Park sporting fields at Boambee.

Mr Singh said the Stronger Country Communities Fund has allocated this grant to Coffs Harbour City Council for the Ayrshire Park Sports Lighting Project.

“I congratulate the Council on their successful application – this exciting project will bring about many benefits for the local community,” Mr Singh said.

“This $178,000 infrastructure project includes the installation of a new lighting system including LED 100 LUX light fixtures, poles, crossarms and associated infrastructure on the main sports field.

“This project will improve and support participation and performance opportunities in a variety of female sports, through improved safety for participants and improved capability to offer extended game schedules and training opportunities leading to skill development.

“Our community deserves to have the very best facilities at their fingertips, and this upgrade at Ayrshire Park will deliver a new lighting system local residents will be proud to use.

“Projects like these build upon the NSW Government’s vision to help make regional NSW the best place to live, work and visit.”

Coffs Harbour City Council General Manager Steve McGrath said the funding was great news.

“Council was very happy to put forward the grant application for this project which will make a huge difference to Boambee Football Club’s opportunities to train and host games, and will help foster the further growth of female soccer players,” Mr McGrath said.

“It will also benefit many other users of the Park and encourage more and more people to enjoy this attractive community space.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said 435 projects across every single one of the state’s 93 regional Local Government Areas (LGAs) would receive funding under Stronger Country Communities Fund Round Four.