Sport facilities across NSW will receive major upgrades following the announcement of Round 1 of the NSW Government’s Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund.
Almost $100 million was awarded to 38 clubs, associations, sporting organisations and councils across NSW.
Minister for Tourism and Sport Stuart Ayres said the Fund would keep communities across NSW heathy, active, and connected.
“This funding will modernise facilities for local clubs, associations and councils, and enable more local residents to enjoy the benefits of sport and active recreation,” said Mr Ayres.
Nine venues where football is a key user or will be a key user received over $26 million worth of funding.
Some highlights include Barton Park Sporting Precinct in the Football St George footprint which received $5 million. The funding will go towards the delivery off three full size football fields, floodlighting, grandstand, gender neutral amenity building and other supporting infrastructure at the site.
Camden Tigers FC in the Macarthur Football Association received $1 million towards the delivery of a hybrid surface on their main field at Ron Dine Reserve and the upgrade of change rooms to be female friendly compliant.
Oak Flat Juniors in the Football South Coast association will be the beneficiary of a new amenities building at Panorama Oval, with Shellharbour City Council receiving just over $1 million for the venue.
Manager – Government Relations, Funding, and Infrastructure – Daniel Ristic said, “the football projects that were successful link directly with our NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy”
“The projects resonate directly with four key pillars of the strategy: Improving Existing Venue Capacity, Inclusive Football Facilities, Planning for Growth and Demand and Partnerships and Investment”.
New venues at Gipps Street, Fernadell Park, Newington Reserve and Gannan Park will assist in the growth of the game particularly with the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup only just over a year away.
The new venues will help absorb the expected increase in participation from the World Cup.
Mr Ristic continued, “football requires upgraded facilities to provide appropriate places to play for all ages and all genders”.
See link to a list of all successful participants in Round 1 of the Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund.
Round 2 of the Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund is now open, applications for Round 2 close on Friday 1 September at 1pm.
Football venues that received funding included:
|Bayside Council||Barton Park||$5,000,000|
|Camden Tigers FC||Ron Dine Reserve||$1,000,000|
|Canterbury Bankstown Council||Beaman Park||$1,000,000|
|City of Parramatta Council||Newington Reserve||$5,000,000|
|City of Ryde||Gannan Park||$2,499,000|
|Hawkesbury City Council||Fernadell Park Sporting Complex||$3,310,104|
|Penrith City Council||Gipps Street Sporting Complex||$5,000,000|
|Shellharbour City Council||Panorama Oval||$1,013,333|
|Wollondilly Shire Council||Tahmoor District Sporting Complex||$2,076,116|