Local sports facilities in Baulkham Hills are encouraged to apply for part of the $100 million fund to be invested in new and existing community sporting facilities and playing fields across Greater Sydney.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said the Greater Sydney Sport Facility Fund will go towards creating more open spaces at a time when many local sporting grounds are stretched to capacity.
“We know that improved access to facilities encourages participation, and it is a priority within Baulkham Hills to enhance our sporting facilities and play fields to support community involvement,” Mr Elliott said.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the announcement forms part of the $290 million funding injection from the Government announced earlier this week to make NSW communities more liveable and green.
“The investment is something communities have been calling out for and thanks to the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s strong economic management they are now able to deliver it.”
Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said: “This announcement comes on top of $200 million that has been committed to improving sporting facilities in regional New South Wales and the hugely successful $207 million Active Kids program that is helping parents pay for their kids sport.”
“Our focus is on reducing the pressure on our spaces, and we know that by maximising the use of our facilities, we can continue to support sport participation throughout Sydney.”
More information on the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund can be found at: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/sportsfacilityfund.