Funding for Macquarie Oval

One of Ryde’s premier sporting facilities, the University Oval at Macquarie Park, is getting a five million dollar funding boost.

Liberal Candidate for Ryde, Jordan Lane, said the Perrottet Government’s multi-sport community facility fund is helping local communities get amenities that help make sport more accessible and enjoyable.

“The Ryde community absolutely loves sport – whether playing or supporting – and our aspiring world cup champions and Brownlow winners will benefit greatly from this investment in our local facilities,” Mr Lane said.

“Sports keep people healthy, active and socially connected, and this funding will make the University Oval one of the best places for footy in Sydney. This funding will modernise University Oval, upgrading the playing surface, change rooms, lighting, community areas and match day amenities.”

Member for Ryde, Victor Dominello, said the project will receive $5 million from the NSW Government’s Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund, to upgrade amenities and enable the ground to host elite women’s AFL matches.

“Sport is part of the fabric of our community and the NSW Government has a strong track record of investing in community sporting infrastructure to deliver modern, accessible facilities,” Mr Dominello said.

“The upgrade will be a huge coup for local footballers and also enable University Oval to host AFLW night games.”

The Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund provides grants between $1 million and $5 million for new or upgraded sport facilities.

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the program prioritises projects that provide inclusive and accessible facilities that enable more people to play sport.

“These projects will not only provide more opportunities for people to play sport, but they will also generate a local sports facility infrastructure boom, creating jobs and delivering an economic boost for the community,” Mr Henskens said.

“This multi-million Government investment is delivering game-changing projects that promote participation and secure a brighter future for local communities across NSW.

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