Community sport in the Sutherland Shire is set to receive a welcome boost from Round One of the NSW Government’s Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund.

I’m delighted that the Seagulls will receive $256,750 from the NSW Government to improve facilities for its fast-growing female membership base.

The funding will assist the club to add new female change rooms and to improve access to the clubhouse for people with disability.

I also congratulate Sutherland Shire Council and St John Bosco Youth Club, which will receive funding for projects in the Heathcote electorate.

Sutherland Shire Council will receive $1,000,000 to upgrade lighting at Heathcote Oval to Australian training and competition standards.

This includes one AFL field, two football (soccer) fields, one baseball field and eight netball courts.

The St John Bosco Youth Club – Football Club will be giving its 25-year-old clubhouse a makeover thanks to a grant of $179,091. It will expand the clubroom area to make it more functional and provide weather protection for the use of members, guests and the public.

The Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund project will stimulate local economies, boost employment and promote healthy lifestyles across greater Sydney by providing grants to councils, local sporting bodies, NSW state sporting organisations, state sporting organisations for people with disability, national sporting organisations and private enterprises.