Funding boost for Woodburn and Coraki sports

Richmond Valley Council has welcomed $745,543 in funding from the NSW Government which will go towards the enhancement of sporting facilities at Woodburn’s recreation oval and further upgrades to the popular riverside precinct as well as the revitalisation of Windsor Park at Coraki.

Making the announcements today at Woodburn and Coraki, Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said he was once again thrilled to see the Stronger Country Communities Fund, secured by the Nationals in Government, delivering on key community projects that have been identified by Richmond Valley Council as key community projects.

Woodburn Recreational Oval, the home ground of Woodburn Wolves Soccer Club, will receive $98,714 for a number of improvements including a canteen upgrade, refurbishment of outdated amenities, improved lighting to its fields and shade cloth over the adjacent playground, which will modernise the facilities, reduce graffiti, and foster community pride.

Woodburn’s riverside precinct will see further improvements with $551,776 for Stage 2 developments including an adventure playground as well as covered park furniture and landscaping of the central hub area, helping entice visitors to the town after the completion of the Pacific Highway bypass in 2020.

Coraki’s Windsor Park will receive $95,053 for a much needed facelift to its hockey/football field and clubrooms which have been unused for almost ten years leaving them prone to vandalism and anti-social behaviour. It will bring facilities up to standard for Coraki’s 1300 residents to use for sports and recreation.