Morrison Government delivering Knapsack Park election commitment

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

The Morrison Government is delivering on an important election commitment in the Blue Mountains, with a major milestone reached in the rollout of upgrades to Knapsack Park’s carpark and clubhouse.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the Government was now finalising Blue Mountains City Council’s funding application ahead of the grant agreement being signed.

“I am very pleased that our funding commitment will see plans to upgrade Knapsack Park brought forward,” Senator Payne said.

“The sooner this grant application process is complete, the sooner construction can begin, so a timely response is important.

"Knapsack Park is a popular sporting hub for the lower Blue Mountains, we know how many families spend their weekends there.

“Delivering these upgrades will enhance the safety and quality of this vital community space.”

Federal Minister for Youth and Sport, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, said supporting community sporting infrastructure would encourage more Australians to be physically active.

“Delivering grassroots sporting projects is about getting people involved in local sport and supporting more Australians to stay more active, more often,” Minister Colbeck said.

“The Morrison Government’s national Sport 2030 plan is about making Australia the world’s most active and healthy sporting nation.”

The $1.3 million commitment will include upgrades to the clubhouse and carpark.

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