Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti announced this week that $2.37 million in funding for Canada Bay Council to deliver new and upgraded sport and recreation facilities for local residents with Ron Routley Oval at Concord set to get a refurbishment.
Mr Sidoti said the NSW Government has allocated $2.3 million to provide new sporting facilities at the ever-popular Ron Routley Oval.
“As a sporting enthusiast and a father of three children, I know only too well the need for high quality sport and recreation facilities for the local community.
“Ron Routley Oval is one of the most popular sport and recreation facilities in the City of Canada Bay and an asset to the local community.
“This funding boost will help the council install a synthetic football pitch and all-weather surface. Without this funding boost from the NSW Government, this project would not have been so profound.
“I am delighted the NSW Government is helping Canada Bay Council to upgrade this wonderful facility which improves the lives and amenity of local residents.
“We are also providing the Council $70,000 for an upgrade to the amenities block at Goodard Park at Concord.
“Our local community deserves first class sport and recreation facilities and this funding boost will help the council deliver just that.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Minister for Local Government Gabrielle Upton for acting on my request for funding.”
Ms Upton said the NSW Government is committed to supporting councils to provide the key infrastructure, facilities and services their communities need and deserve.
“The Government is proud to support Canada Bay Council to deliver enhanced sport and recreation facilities for the local community,” she said.
Local Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association clubs to benefit from this upgrade will be Inter Lions as well as Concord Juniors who were both in attendance during the announcement on Wednesday 4th of July.