Funding For Fernadell Park Sporting Facility Development

Pitt Town’s Fernadell Park is set for a major upgrade thanks to a whopping $3.3 million in Round 1 of the NSW Government’s Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund.

The Hawkesbury City Council has been awarded $3.3 million for the Fernadell Park Sporting Facility Development as part of Round 1 of the NSW Government’s Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund.

Fernadell Park will receive major upgrades thanks to the generous funding, and sporting groups are eagerly awaiting their completion.

President of the Pitt Town Cricket Club, Gary Roeder said the development has been a long time coming.

“It’s definitely good news for our club,” Mr Roeder said.

“It will save us going out of the Pitt Town area to play our home games.

“We’re growing and the soccer club is growing, too.

“I know they’re planning on using the new facility.”

Deputy Mayor of the Hawkesbury City Council, Councillor Barry Calvert said the funding would fast-track access to high-quality sporting and recreational facilities for local families.

“Fernadell Park will be an exciting inclusion to the growing village of Pitt Town and a must-visit park in the Hawkesbury,” Councillor Calvert said.

“We’re very excited to be partnering with the State Government to deliver Fernadell Park to the people of Pitt Town and beyond.”

Member for Hawkesbury, Robyn Preston MP said the grant would provide more modern, inclusive and accessible facilities in the region.

“Playing sport with your local team is a quintessential part of the Hawkesbury lifestyle,” Ms Preston said.

“This funding will modernise facilities for local clubs, associations and councils, and enable more local residents to enjoy the benefits of sport and active recreation.”

The funding will see Fernadell Park equipped with a range of new facilities, including:

  • New multi-purpose fields designed for football and cricket;
  • Sports lighting;
  • Male and female toilets and changerooms;
  • Shelters and barbecue amenities;
  • Outdoor fitness equipment;
  • Kiosk/equipment storage;
  • Youth facility; and
  • Provisions for off-street parking.

The Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund is a two-year $200 million program with grants of between $1 and $5 million available.

Minister for Tourism and Sport, Stuart Ayres said the Fund would keep communities across NSW healthy, active and connected.

“As communities grow, providing inclusive and accessible facilities that can be used by multiple sports is vital,” Mr Ayres said.

“This program is enabling people of all ages and abilities to get on the court or pitch and enjoy the benefits that sport offers.”

Thirtyeight clubs, associations, sporting organisations and councils across NSW were awarded almost $100 million in round 1 of the fund.

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