Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

Sports Field Upgrade for Wallacia Public School

Tuesday April 17, 2012

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP has welcomed the announcement of funding for an upgrade of Wallacia Public School's sporting field as part of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program.

Wallacia Public School P&C was awarded $30,000 to remove the concrete cricket pitch, level the sports field, install an irrigation system and returf the sports field.

P&C President, Jody Smith said the school was very grateful for the grant as without it the project couldn't be done for another 3-4 years.

"The field has been a mess for as long as I can remember, the P&C have been saving money for the last few years" Ms Smith said.

"The field in its current state is a safety hazard as the ground is so hard, the cricket pitch is made of concrete and bindies and other weeds often grow through the grass."

"Once the upgrade is complete our kids will have a safe place to play and the school can host the Gala day for Mulgoa, Luddenham and Orchard Hills Public Schools." Ms Smith said.

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