NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway was recently joined by the NSW Nationals Candidate for Orange Tony Mileto to announce that the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government are providing $242,000 in funding to establish a Wheelchair Multi-Sport Hub for both Orange and Parkes.
“This project will address that issue by establishing a hub in Orange and Parkes, where the community can not only store sports wheelchairs but also come together to enjoy the physical, social, and mental health benefits of sport.”
CEO of Wheelchair Sports NSW ACT Inc Mick Garnett thanked the NSW Government for their support and said that the project would make a real difference to locals.
“A wheelchair multi-sport hub in Orange and Parkes will provide a much-needed resource for people with disabilities in the region, and we are looking forward to working with the community to promote accessibility and inclusion through sport.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said “It’s the little things that make a big difference to the way we all work, live, play and do business, and the NSW Liberals and Nationals in Government are delivering the projects that make a difference to everyday life right across regional NSW, from Byron Bay to Bega to Broken Hill.”
For more information, visit: nsw.gov.au/sccf
Wheelchair Sports NSW ACT Inc. is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the physical, social, and mental health benefits of sport for people with disabilities in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, the organisation aims to promote accessibility and inclusion in the community.