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Reconstructing Renown Park

The NSW Government will fund the upgrade and reconstruction of Renown Park’s Field Two as part of our $36 million plan to help flood and heavy rain affected sports facilities, programs and organisations.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure said that Georges River Council has received $850,000 to upgrade field two at Renown Park.

“After all the recent heavy rain events Renown Park has often been flooded and out-of-action due to poor drainage on field two. This funding will help alleviate these issues by ensuring that proper drainages systems are put in place.” Mr Coure said.

“Renown Park is used by a number of local sporting organisations and by the broader community, so this upgrade will go a long way to ensuring that we have top-notch sporting facilities available to local residents regardless of the weather.

President of Oatley Football Club, Peter Jones said with several years of extraordinary levels of rainfall, Renown Park has been heavily impacted because the fields had become unplayable.

“Not only does this affect the running of the competition but it also gives a poor experience to younger kids that may in fact get turned away from these winter sports.” Jason said.

“The funds for the upgrade of Renown Park, will benefit the lives, health and fitness of our community for many years to come.”

Funding was provided under the Essential Community Sport Assets Program which is jointly funded by the Federal and NSW Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, as part of the broader Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package (CLIRP).

The Essential Community Sport Assets Program offered grants across two streams with between $150,000 to $1 million available to Councils in 74 Local Government Areas (LGAs), and grants of $15,000 to $500,000 available to sporting organisations and others groups that deliver sports programs.

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said these projects would breathe new life into sporting clubs in flood-affected communities.

“The NSW Government has already delivered $12 million in grants to help rebuild and repair community sport infrastructure in eight priority LGAs that were affected by flooding,” Mr Henskens said.

“This additional boost, jointly funded by the Commonwealth Government, will improve or upgrade 96 community sporting facilities across NSW, helping people of all ages get back on the field and playing the sports they love.”

For further information on the Essential Community Sport Assets Program, visit: