Member for Barker Tony Pasin has thrown his support behind the continued redevelopment of the Murray Bridge Regional Stadium, pledging an additional $3m towards the project if the Morrison Government is re-elected in ten days time.
The funding boost will be directed to the second stage of development, which will include three additional NBL-standard courts with spectator seating, a function centre and a multi-sports area.
Stage one of the project had its funding secured last year, with $1.9m allocated.
Pasin says he’s thrilled with the overall commitment to the new stadium.
“Getting this project off the ground with funding for Stage One last year was a great kick start. Today’s announcement that a re-elected Morrison Government will commit $3 million for Stage Two is the next step in seeing this project delivered for the Murraylands,” Pasin said.
“The Regional Stadium will service a catchment of over 40,000 people and meet demand for accessible, integrated and well-designed sporting facilities to service the Murraylands community now and into the future.”
Murray Bridge Basketball Association President James Vowles said he was extremely grateful for Tony Pasin’s ongoing support for the project.
“The Murray Bridge Basketball Association currently has over 500 playing members and this is expected to grow with the region’s population growth,” Mr Vowles said.
“For some time the Association has had a vision for an upgraded facility to support and encourage this growth as well as support other sports in the region.”