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$1 Million in Funding for Olds Park Penshurst

Thanks to the NSW Government’s Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund, Georges River Council has received $1 million in funding for upgrades at Olds Park, Penshurst.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, said that the project aims to construct a modern skate-park and reconfigure the adjoining netball courts to establish an inclusive and innovative sporting precinct that the entire community can enjoy.

“Olds Park is a central community hub utilised by local residents across the St George area. This investment will modernise the precinct, create new facilities and provide a more inclusive space for the community,” Mr Coure said.

“After hearing the concerns of our community, I have been advocating strongly for a skate-park in the local area and I am pleased to see that it will now be delivered for all to enjoy.”

The Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund is providing up to $49 million over two years to increase participation and promote healthy lifestyles across NSW.

The Fund is providing grants from $100,000 to $1 million to eligible sport and recreation organisations, as well as councils, for projects such as lighting, amenities and change-room upgrades.

“By getting more people involved in sport and recreation, we are improving lifestyle opportunities and promoting inclusion across all parts of the community,” Mr Coure said.

Councillor for Blakehurst Ward, Sam Elmir, said the skate-park will provide a much needed and inclusive community precinct.

“Local residents have consistently outlined the need for a local skate-park and this investment will create a modern precinct that can be accessed and enjoyed by residents of all ages and abilities,” Councillor Elmir said.

In early 2018, former Councillor Sandy Grekas, tabled a petition from two local boys calling for a skate-park.

"I am thrilled that the skate-park is finally going ahead. It is a huge win for kids and families who no longer have to travel outside the area for a modern skate park and I would like to thank Josh and Riley for their hard work in starting the petition," Ms Grekas said.

For the full list of recipients and for further information on the Fund, please visit: