Tuesday May 14, 2013
Sport and Recreation Minister Graham Annesley and Tanya Davies MP today announced that the Penrith City Softball Association has been given $29,800 to install batting cages at Surveyors Creek Softball Facility.
The funding has been provided under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program and was announced with a visit from the Minister this morning.
Association President, Loretta Watts said that the new batting cages will provide an opportunity for more of their club members to train.
“The grant will go towards the construction of two new batting cages for Surveyors Creek, which will allow for much better use of the facility”
“The two cages will cost about $35,000 in total, we could never have done it without the grant” Ms Watts said.
Ms Watts said that the club will start the work as soon as possible.
Mrs Davies said she was delighted the NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced the roll out of 1235 community projects throughout the state as a part of $90 million allocated to the program over four years.
“Local construction jobs and businesses will benefit from the activity as this community infrastructure is built,” Mrs Davies said.
“While the NSW Government is getting on with the job of delivering major infrastructure projects, like the Nepean hospital car park, North West and South West Rail Links and upgrades to the Pacific and Princes Highways, we understand important local community infrastructure benefits too.
“The NSW Government is getting on with the job of rebuilding the state by delivering the largest state infrastructure agenda in Australian history – worth some $61.8 billion over the next four years.
“There was strong competition for the available funds and a high level of interest from the community with almost 2,500 applications received across the state in total.
“I look forward to seeing the benefits to our communities as projects are undertaken and more importantly put into use across the Mulgoa Electorate,” Mrs Davies said.