The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has announced a major $672,000 upgrade to the popular local sporting facility Kelso Park North in Canterbury Bankstown LGA.
Premier Dominic Perrottet revealed that the upgrades would focus on improving the drainage and ground surface to reduce the number of days the ground is closed due to rain, benefiting local sporting clubs and organisations.
The upgrade to Kelso Park North aims to benefit local sporting clubs and organisations by allowing them greater access to the facility, regardless of the weather conditions.
“This upgrade will make sure Kelso Park North hosts even more footy and cricket games on the weekend and gives the local little athletics club more time on the track and field, regardless of the weather,” Perrottet said.
According to the State Member for East Hills, Wendy Lindsay, the proposed upgrade to Kelso Park North’s sporting facility will complement the ongoing enhancements being made to the community sports precinct, which has already received a $1.5 million investment from the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government to improve the amenities available for both players and spectators.
“This much-needed upgrade will not only reduce the number of games and training days our players and athletes miss out on from heavy rain but will also allow greater use of the facility by local organisations and schools for carnivals and events,” Ms Lindsay said.
NSW Minister for Sport Alister Henskens also expressed support for the upgrade, stating that it is a win for sporting groups in the local area.
This commitment to Kelso Park North seems timely in an electorate where the balance of power between the Liberals and Labor is comparable.