NSW Government awards Georges River Council over $9 million in funding

28/06/2018

Georges River Council now has an additional $9.5 million in funding to go towards important capital works projects thanks to our strong partnership with NSW Government.

On Thursday 28 June, Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Local Government the Hon. Gabriel Upton and Member for Oatley Mark Coure announced that Georges River Council will receive funding to assist with major capital works projects throughout the local area.

Mayor of Georges River Council, Kevin Greene, said he was very pleased that the NSW Government had awarded the funding to Council.

“This funding will go a long way to supporting important capital works projects throughout our local government area,” Mayor Greene said.

“Georges River Council has made great progress in delivering projects for the community and this funding will help continue that momentum.”

“The funding we have received will be allocated towards new amenities within Gannons Park, Peakhurst, and for significant upgrades to Poulton Park, Hurstville Golf Course and Hurstville Oval,” Mayor Greene explained.

The funding awarded to Georges River Council was provided through the State Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.

Of the funding, $1.8 million will be put towards Gannons Park comprising $800,000 for a new amenities building that will include a new canteen, gender neutral change rooms, referees room, medical room and public amenities, and $1 million for resurfacing of all fields.

There will also be $3 million allocated to upgrades of Poulton Park, Connells Point, which will include the creation of a synthetic playing field and new amenities building.

Hurstville Oval will also undergo an upgrade with $2.2 million allocated for the refurbishment of existing facilities, and construction of compliant change rooms that can be used for cricket, rugby league, AFL and soccer players.

There will also be $2.5 million allocated for a new Golf Course Pavilion, new greens and safe pathways at Hurstville Golf Course.

Council is looking forward to delivering these significant projects over the coming 18 months and will work closely with the relevant sporting associations and the Golf Club to deliver quality facilities to the community.

For more information about these projects, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au