Senator Payne delivers $300,000 for local sport

Friday, 19 May 2017

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne visited Kooringa Reserve at Raby today to welcome $300,000 in Coalition funding granted to Campbelltown City Council under the Community Development Grants Programme.

“The funding will cover four separate projects to deliver new or upgraded lighting to sporting fields and a netball complex across the Macarthur electorate,” Senator Payne said.

The funding includes:

  • $130,000 for the Victoria Park Lighting project that will cover upgrades to the multi-purpose fields located at Minto, which are frequently used by fitness groups and rugby league clubs such as the Ingleburn RSL Tigers.
  • $60,000 for the Wood Park Lighting project which will cover the purchase and installation of sports lighting at Wood Park at Ingleburn.
  • $60,000 for the Coronation Park Netball Complex project which will cover the upgrade of sports lighting at the regional netball centre at Minto.
  •  $50,000 for the Kooringa Reserve Light Tower project, which will cover the upgrade of sports lighting to the football fields in the Reserve at Raby which is the home ground for St Marys Eagle Vale Soccer Club.  

“This funding is incredibly important for local sporting and fitness groups throughout Macarthur to offer greater flexibility for training and evening games, particularly in the winter months,” Senator Payne said.

“A vast range of sporting organisations and teams will benefit from the lighting upgrades, some of which include St Marys Eagle Vale Soccer Club, Campbelltown District Netball Association, Ingleburn RSL Tigers and Camden District Cricket Association who frequently use the grounds included in the funding.

“I am pleased to be delivering these projects which will benefit the Macarthur electorate and I am proud to be seeing it through to fruition,” Senator Payne said.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said that good things are achieved by working together in collaboration for the benefit of Campbelltown.

 “I welcome this announcement and thank everyone that has been involved. These grants complement Council’s major investment in local sport and recreation facilities, and the new lighting at these sites will be welcomed by the thousands of local sports participants that utilise the grounds,” Cr Brticevic said.

 “The ongoing support of all levels of government in the provision of versatile sports facilities will help to ensure that Campbelltown City’s strong sporting tradition is fostered into the future, and I thank Senator Payne for the Federal Government funding grant.”

The funding was a 2016 election commitment made by former Macarthur Liberal MP Russell Matheson.

While the Coalition is investing in the project, Campbelltown City Council is managing the delivery of this project.   

Photo caption: (L-R) Campbelltown City Council Directory City Deliver, Wayne Rylands; Ingleburn RSL Tigers President, Graham Bouquet; St Marys Eagle Vale Soccer Club President, Iain Kelly; Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne; Campbelltown District Netball Association President, Anne Stewart and Councillor Paul Lake.

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