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Upgrades to Olds Park will support Georges River sport and recreational activities

Upgrades to Olds Park will support Georges River sport and recreational activities
February 23, 2021

The completion of an $825,000 upgrade to Olds Park - the home of Penshurst RSL Junior AFL Club - include the installation of a new irrigation system and the resurfacing of Field 2.

Completed just in time for the new AFL season, the upgrades are welcomed by Member for Oatley, Mark Coure who acknowledges the value of these facilities to the local community

Coure notes “there is nothing worse for players than seeing that their training or match day has been cancelled due to wet weather. These upgrades will ensure that our players can have confidence that their fields will dry faster for safer gameplay.

“Local sport is the heart and soul of our community and it is fantastic to see that our Government has upgraded yet another precinct so that everyone in our community can access premier facilities, no matter what sport they play.”

NSW Acting Minister for Sport, Kevin Anderson, said the NSW Government was delivering on its promise to improve the quality and quantity of sports infrastructure across Sydney and added “it is vital that people have access to sports infrastructure that inspires healthy lifestyles and encourages participation.

“The upgrades to Olds Park Field 2 will ensure the AFL stars of tomorrow have the best facilities available.”

Mayor of Georges River Council, Kevin Greene, said the upgrades would continue to encourage active lifestyles which is important to the families of Georges River.

“Improvements to such a popular and valued facility will provide greater opportunities for families across Georges River and help build a happier and healthier community.

“Regardless of whether you play organised sport or exercise on your own, these upgrades will support our area’s love of sport and recreational activities.”

As part of the 2019-20 NSW Budget, $500,000 was set aside to install the new irrigation and to resurface field 2 at Olds Park

Image: Member for Oatley, Mark Coure with Penshurst Panthers AFL team members courtesy

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