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Ley keeping Corowa active

By Corowa Free Press

Farrer MP Sussan Ley announced the government’s commitment to fund two local sports upgrades during her visit to Corowa last week.

A re-elected Morrison Government will commit $35,125 towards expanding the Corowa Golf Club’s outdoor area, along with $35,799 for solar panels at the Corowa Rowing Club, the member for Farrer said.

Ms Ley said the coalition is committed to the importance of sport and physical activity, and wanted to make it easier and attractive for people to access relevant activities in their local area.

“At Corowa, we’re pledging future funding for the golf club to help erect shade sails and a viewing area, with another commitment for new solar panels at the Corowa Rowing Club.”

Corowa Golf Club Director Steve Carrick said it is wonderful to receive this funding support, which will be instrumental in expanding our club’s existing outdoor eating and entertaining area.

“The golf club links up well with the bike path which is already under construction, and we hope this new space will allow the local non-golfing community to also be part of the club.”

According to Robert O’Halloran, President of the Corowa Rowing Club, their grant will be used to install solar panels, battery storage and LED lighting upgrades. 

“The aim is to reduce our energy bills and carbon footprint, and then reinvest the money saved back into the club. This will especially support our young rowers who are going from strength to strength,” Mr O’Halloran said.

Ms Ley said the local funding commitments are all about enabling sport and physical activity providers to provide great facilities and get our population moving as we strive to make Australia the world’s most active nation.

“A budget surplus and strong economy means the Morrison Government can invest in the essential services that my communities rely on,” Ms Ley said.