HAWKESBURY sports clubs will be encouraged to purchase defibrillators with the assistance of the state government, thanks to a $4 million funding package.
The Local Sports Defibrillator Program will give a contribution to clubs which purchase a defibrillator, with $4 million allocated over four years.
Clubs can apply for funds assistance through the NSW Office of Sport website later this year.
Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet said training would also be delivered, to show people associated with clubs how to use the machines.
There has been a push over the past few years, to see more defibrillators installed in the Hawkesbury.
- In 2015, The Gazette spoke with Dr Ravi Sahasrabuddhe, who has been pushing to have more machines purchased across the Hawkesbury.
- In 2016, Hawkesbury Council installed two defibrillators at Council properties.