The project to transform the old White City venue into the new Hakoah Club is on track after the Perrottet Liberal Government approved an additional $5 million grant.
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said this additional support from the NSW Government will ensure that the project, which commenced in 2022, will be completed as planned after a series of cost escalations.
The Hakoah Club project is set to deliver a modern hub for sport and community facilities in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
Included in the development will be a full sized floodlit football field, enclosed multi-use courts, learn-to-swim and outdoor pools, a large fitness Centre, nine tennis courts, a cafe, and a restaurant as well as community facilities for wellness, arts and culture.
“Sport plays an important part in the fabric of local communities,” Minister Henskens said. “Providing the Hakoah Club with the financial support required to see this project through will go a long way to ensuring that more people in Sydney’s East can enjoy these benefits.”
The Hakoah Club has previously received $7.5 million from the NSW Government through the Office of Sport to support the redevelopment of the former White City Tennis complex in Paddington.
Liberal Candidate for Vaucluse Kellie Sloane said it’s wonderful to see the redevelopment of this modern sporting hub back on track for the community.
Liberal Candidate for Coogee Dr Kylie von Muenster said it is only the Perrottet Liberal Government that continues to invest in local communities through initiatives such as this.
Hakoah Club President Steven Lowy AM said: “We are deeply grateful to the NSW Government for this additional funding.
“At a critical time in the project, we faced an unprecedented construction inflation environment, and we asked both our donor community and the NSW Government for additional support.” Mr Lowy said.