Tuesday December 16, 2014
NSW Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole MP accompanied by Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP and Penrith City Council Mayor, Ross Fowler OAM today announced that Ched Towns Reserve southern end playing fields near Glenmore Park Town Centre will get a much needed upgrade with funding support from the NSW Government and project management support from Penrith City Council.
The southern end playing fields at Ched Towns Reserve are operated by the Glenmore Park Football Club and a ceremonial cheque to the amount of $50,000 from the NSW Government Community Building Partnership Grant Program was presented by Minister Toole and Tanya Davies to Club Secretary John Liepa.
Glenmore Park Football Club, the largest football club in the Nepean District, has agreed to contribute an amount of $5,000 to the project.
Tanya Davies was delighted this project received funding support. “Local construction jobs and businesses will benefit from this project, as this well utilised community infrastructure is given a well-deserved facelift” Tanya Davies said.
Tanya Davies said the grant will go to upgrade drainage facilities at the southern fields of the Reserve to improve the quality of the playing surface and reduce the amount of time the fields are closed when it rains heavily. The project will be managed by Penrith City Council.
“This NSW Government funding will go a long way to improving player safety and use at these fields for many years to come” Tanya Davies said.
This grant from State Government complements Council’s recent investment of $53,000 into the reconstruction of the northern playing fields used by Glenmore Park Junior Rugby League Club.