Charles Pirie Reserve will receive an inclusive amenity building that will cater for Carss Park FC and special needs club, St George Warriors thanks to the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund (GSSFF).
The Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres along with Member for Oatley, Mark Coure announced $750,000 towards the new amenities building at Charles Pirie Reserve this week.
The total value of the project is $1,500,000 with the GSSFF providing $750,000 and Georges River Council funding the remaining $850,000 of the project.
The GSSFF aims to improve the quality and quantity of sports infrastructure across metropolitan Sydney said Minister Ayres. $100 million has been made available over three years for sport facility projects with approximately $33 million available each year for the next three years.
Our recent NSW Facilities Audit shows that more than three quarters of all amenity buildings across NSW are not female friendly. The current Charles Pirie Reserve amenity building is one of the hundreds of amenity buildings that don’t comply to the minimum standards. After this funding injection Charles Pirie will become one of the finest amenity buildings in Sydney.
CEO of Football NSW, Stuart Hodge stated, “An amenity building is a crucial element of a football club”.
“An amenity building provides the infrastructure to serve food and drink, store equipment, conduct administration, all of which are vital to the club’s operation” stated Mr Hodge.
The new million-dollar facility will provide a safe, inclusive and compliant building for the local football community that will last well into the future.
The new amenities building will include a canteen, unisex change rooms, referee’s rooms, medical room, public amenities, storage and a covered BBQ area. The entire facility will be accessible for the St George Warriors special needs club who continue to grow in numbers each year.