Tuesday April 30, 2013
The Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP today announced that St Clair Crows AFL Club will receive $20,000 for an undercover awning at Cook Park, St Marys.
The funding has been provided under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program.
Club Registrar, Richard O’Keefe said that the new awning will provide a sheltered viewing area for spectators.
“The awning will be installed on the existing building and will give us a shaded area so that parents and siblings don’t have to sit in the sun, wind or rain whilst watching the games.”
“The awning will cost just over $20,000, we could never have done it without the grant” Mr O’Keefe said.
Mr O’Keefe said that the club hopes to have work start in mid-May and complete by the end of May.
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.