Joint Media Release with Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie and Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Nampijinpa Price
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and CLP Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, have welcomed the announcement of $102,251 into NT sporting infrastructure as part of the second $30 million round of the Coalition Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program.
“The Alice Springs Baseball Association will receive the $102,251 funding towards upgrades for Lyel Kempster Baseball Field facilities,” Senator Scullion said.
“This investment demonstrates the Federal Coalition’s strong commitment to delivering better community infrastructure for Territorians. This announcement builds on the $4.2 billion we are already investing in Northern Territory services and infrastructure this year.”
Ms Price said sport played an important role across the Territory and the benefits of this CLP investment in the Alice Springs facilities will be felt right across the town.
“This is a wonderful investment in grassroots sport for the Territory and will encourage participation in sports and getting Centralians out and active.”
“I am sure Alice Springs residents will enjoy their improved sporting facilities,” Ms Price said.
Alice Springs Baseball Association President Lachlan Modrzynsky thanked the Government for their support.
“Alice Springs Baseball would like to thank the Country Liberal Party, and all those involved in helping to secure this funding; funding that will support an iconic sporting facility in Central Australia. This grant funding is an appreciated investment to a sport that is has so much history in Alice Springs and the NT,” Mr Modrzynsky said.
Minister McKenzie said, “The Coalition Government understands that our success and prowess as a sporting nation begins with grassroots sports, which is why we have focused our investment on local grassroots sporting facilities such as the Alice Baseball Association.”
“As outlined in the National Sports Plan, Sport 2030, grassroots sports help drive increased participation and promote social, health and community benefits of physical activity and sport – a key priority for our government.”