A major upgrade to Peakhurst Park in southern Sydney has been officially opened by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
The valuable community sport and recreation facility received a $473,662 upgrade thanks to funding from the Australian Government and Georges River Council.
The project delivered new turf, a full sub-surface drainage system and a 120,000-litre water storage tank supplying an irrigation system for the entire field.
The upgrade will help reduce ground closures due to wet weather, and improve the quality and safety of the playing surface for up to 80,000 players using the park each year.
The works supported around 30 construction jobs, with Georges River Council expecting a further eight potential ongoing jobs as a result of the project.
Comments attributable to Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese:
“This is a great example of how investment in local sporting infrastructure can benefit entire communities, for improving health and providing places for people to connect with each other.
“These upgrade works have created a quality, local environment that will encourage increased use of this important sporting site for Peakhurst and the St George area.”
Comments attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:
“The Australian Government is committed to investing in economic prosperity by providing access to funding for capital works for community and economic infrastructure.
“I look forward to continuing to partner with councils and local communities to create jobs, build opportunity and unlock economic growth and productivity.”