Hunter Fields Floodlight Installation Complete

Media Release

JB011/2014

27 February 2014

Joint release with:

Fiona Scott MP

Member for Lindsay

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitments to the Lindsay electorate through the newly established Community Development Grants Programme.

The Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie Briggs MP, and the Member for Lindsay, Fiona Scott MP, today officially announced the Lighting Upgrade Project at the Hunter Fields is now complete.

The project is funded 50/50 between the Federal Government and Penrith City Council.

The upgrade allows members of the community to use the fields at night for training and other local events.

“Grassroots sport is an integral part of our local Community's DNA, and I'm very pleased to be able to deliver $20,000 to Penrith Council to enable the installation of flood lights at Hunter Fields,” Fiona Scott said.

“These lights will ensure local teams, such as the Emu Plains Football Club, can continue to train and play all year round.”

This funding highlights the Australian Government's commitment to the people of Lindsay.

The Community Development Grants Programme funding will support needed infrastructure that promotes stable, secure and viable local and regional economies. The Australian Government is committed to providing long term improvements in social and economic infrastructure for communities across Australia.

The programme is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development who will undertake a value for money assessment against the programme guidelines to ensure transparency in decisions about funding election commitments. 

In order for an assessment to be undertaken funding recipients will be required to provide detailed project information including project outcomes and benefits, planning and costs and delivery timeframes.

Unlike the previous Labor Government, the Coalition delivers on its election commitments.

I look forward to continuing my work with all project proponents to help implement these economically productive initiatives and deliver genuine benefits for communities throughout Australia.