On Monday 16 April, Nationals Parliamentary Secretary Ben Franklin announced that $62,000 would be provided by the government to go towards lighting at Williams Reserve. This will mean rugby teams and a range of other sporting groups will be able to play and train on the fields during the evenings.
$58,000 will also be directed to upgrade the Ballina Tennis Club. The upgrade will improve access and amenities at the Club.
Pictured with Ben Franklin are Daryl Vidler from Lennox Head Community Sports Association, Ballina Mayor David Wright, Ballina Tennis Club President Margaret Oldham and Lennox Head Rugby Club Treasurer Damon Maloney, plus other local sporting participants.