$400,000 to light up tennis courts, new walking trail at Goulburn

Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has announced more than $400,000 to light up outdoor fitness in Goulburn.

Mr Taylor said $377,587 would install lighting along the Wollondilly Walking and Cycling Trail in Goulburn and $24,500 would upgrade lighting at the Goulburn Railway Tennis Club courts.

“I’m a big fan of staying fit and supporting projects that get us outdoors and enjoying this great city,” Mr Taylor said.

Mr Taylor said the funding would allow replacement of 16 older lights at the tennis club’s four courts, with eight stronger LED lights.

He said the new lights, expected to be installed in the coming month, would reduce the club’s lighting costs by half.

“This will see a 54% reduction in the club’s power bill, which is really significant,” Mr Taylor said.

Club secretary David Ridley welcomed the funding announcement: “We’ve got coaching through ‘til 7pm on week nights, competition rounds three nights a week and we’re looking to do more court hire of an evening, so the new lights will really help,” Mr Ridley said.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council will also receive funding under the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program to install lighting along the Wollondilly Walking and Cycling Trail.

Mr Taylor said Federal funding for capital works in the Goulburn Mulwaree region – including major capital works projects, bridge and road upgrades, mobile phone towers, the NBN rollout, Goulburn Headspace, the Country University Centre, tourism facilities, smaller community capital works, as well as recurrent Federal roads funding – had topped $80 million over the past five years.

Caption: Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor with members of the Goulburn Railway Tennis Club at the Club’s recent championship tournament, announcing Federal funding for new lights at the Club. The grant is part of more than $400,000 in funding to light up outdoor fitness in Goulburn.

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