Fraser pledges Murwillumbah Football Club upgrade
MURWILLUMBAH Football Club is in need of a new change room facility and Matthew Fraser, Nationals candidate for Richmond, along with the Federal National Party Leader Warren Truss announced on Friday that under the Coalition $185,000 would be given to update the facility.
Mr Fraser said the funding would allow for the club to expand its role in the community.
"I am delighted to be able to assure club members and the wide range of others who will use the facilities in the future that under the Coalition, the inadequate facilities will well and truly be a thing of the past," Mr Fraser said.
Independent candidate for Richmond Kevin Skinner agreed the upgrade was a great idea.
"I think it is terrific and I totally support the idea," Mr Skinner said.
Palmer United Party candidate Phil Allen said the new change rooms were a good idea but there were many other issues needing attention.
"I am sure they would appreciate it," he said.
"I think all these things are great as long as other issues are not forgotten."
Greens Candidate Dawn Walker said she was not sure where the money would come from.
"It is all well and good promising things, but I am just not sure where the money is going to come from," she said.
Justine Elliot MP said she will always advocate for more funding for sports and youth facilities in the area.
"I am proud as your local MP to have delivered many sporting and youth facilities such as $5 million for the Arkinstall Park Regional Sports Centre, $2.6 million for the High Performance Surfing Centre at Casuarina, $500,000 for the Knox Park Youth Precinct in Murwillumbah, $3.1 million for the Murwillumbah Community Centre, and $9.5 million for the Byron Bay Regional Sport and Cultural Complex," she said.
"These projects have all provided locals with sporting, educational and employment opportunities."