Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

Floodlights for Emmaus Netball Club

Thursday April 19, 2012

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP has welcomed the announcement of funding for the installation of floodlights for the netball courts at Holy Spirit Primary School, St Clair as part of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program.

Emmaus Netball Club was awarded $12,485 to purchase and install the floodlights. 

Club President, Julianne Green said the club was grateful for the grant as without it the project couldn't be done for another 2-3 years.

"We have been fundraising for the last three years and have managed to raise the first  $15000 towards the project," Ms Green said.

"The club now has 30 teams and all the teams have to train before it gets dark. We have had to split up and train at different venues, with some teams training at Erskine Park netball courts, others at James Erskine Primary School"

"While we have been grateful to be able to use these courts, the situation is not ideal, as equipment and keys are constantly being swapped around to facilitate the training," Ms Green said.  

"Once the Floodlights are installed, all our teams will be able to train at Holy Spirit Primary School" Ms Green said.

Mrs Davies congratulated Ms Green on the club's fundraising efforts so far and said she was pleased that the lights could be installed sooner due to the grant.

Mrs Davies said she was delighted the NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell had announced the roll out of $35 million for 1424 community projects throughout the State.

“This is the delivery of another election commitment from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government to renovate infrastructure across the State” Mrs Davies said.

“Local construction and trades jobs and local businesses stand to benefit from the activity as community infrastructure is built, refurbish or enhanced."

“There was strong competition for the available funds and a high level of interest from the community with almost 3,000 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.

Other projects to receive funding in the Mulgoa electorate include:

 A new fence for Saunders Oval, St Clair

  • New Floodlights for Netball Training at Holy Spirit Primary School, St Clair
  • Shade sails, rainwater tank and a bathroom renovation for Harold Wheen Preschool,
  • Air conditioning for the Life Education at Colyton.
  • A nature trail for mobility impaired people at Mamre House, St Marys
  • Building works for health, safety and fire regulations at Orchard Hills Masonic Centre
  • Shade structure and waterslide for Ripples Leisure Centre, St Marys
  • A canteen, office and storage facility for Penrith Panthers BMX Club, St Marys
  • A shade awning for the play area at Nepean Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, Glenmore Park
  • Replacement of emergency exit lighting at 1st St Marys Scouts group
  • Repairs to Bennet Road Scout Hall due to termite damage
  • Replacement of asbestos roof at St Pauls Lutheran Kindergarten, St Marys