Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, attended the Blue Mountains Netball Association (BMNA) 2014 Winter Comp Opening Day to announce their successful application for funding through the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program.
“I am pleased to announce that the BMNA will receive a grant of $37,565 under the 2013 Community Building Partnership Program,” said Stuart Ayres.
Jenny Walker, President said the association is delighted to receive the funds which will be used to install lighting on three of its sealed playing courts.
The netball courts at Lapstone run a winter and twilight competition over 10 months of the year and cater for over 1600 players and officials. The installation of lighting on the three sealed courts will allow BMNA to expand its competition and increase netball participation in the local community.
Stuart Ayres said the Community Building Partnerships provide an important opportunity for community groups to secure improvements to essential facilities, infrastructure and meeting places that will benefit the local community.
“I will look forward in continuing to work with BMNA and other local organisations to find ways to assist them in their capacity to support our community,” added Stuart Ayres.