Stronger Communities Funding helps with the creation of new sports amenities buildings in Renown Reserve

21/06/2018

After extensive consultation with local sporting associations, Council is developing two brand new sports amenities buildings at Renown Reserve in an effort to improve local infrastructure and community services throughout the local government area.

Funding of $1.2 million has been allocated from the Stronger Communities Fund to build sports amenities buildings to meet the needs of both football and rugby league players and clubs.

The creation of the new sports amenities follows 18 months of extensive consultation and engagement with Oatley Football Club and Renown United Rugby League Club, both of which helped decide on the design and location of the new amenities buildings.

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene explained that both the football and the rugby league amenities buildings will include Home and Away gender-neutral change rooms, along with a referees change room, a canteen and secure storage.

“The gender neutral change rooms will comprise of two shower cubicles, an ambulant toilet and bench seating,” said Mayor Greene.

“Sporting clubs and communities at large have changing needs, and we believe these new amenities will go a long way to improving accessibility and addressing issues of inclusiveness."

“The Oatley Football Club and Renown United Rugby League Club will be supplying funding for undercover barbeque areas and the Renown United Rugby League Club will also be funding the construction of a clubroom for its building."

“The football amenities building will have the added inclusion of public amenities such as accessible toilets and a unisex toilet with a baby change table,” he added.

St George Football Association Chairman Angelo Bonura said the association was very grateful for the upgrade.

“On behalf of St George Football Association community, we thank Georges River Council for their commitment to improving local community facilities.”

“The new amenity building at Renown Park will house Oatley FC and provide the Club with an inclusive, modern and compliant building that will set the benchmark for grassroots sport.”

“We fully endorse and support this unprecedented investment by Council that will have a direct and positive impact for football in our district.”

Sullivans Constructions won the tender for the works and the works is expected to take approximately 20 weeks for each building.

In order to meet the cost of construction, Council approved the allocation of a further $731,427 from the Asset Management Reserve Investment for the project, which will bring the total investment to over $2 million.

For more information please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.