Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Olds Park sports facilities reopens

Media Release

FN049/2017

01 April 2017

Joint release with:

David Coleman

Federal Member for Banks

  • Olds Park sports ground reopened to the public following a major upgrade.
  • Upgrades include a new roof over the grandstand and an automatic sprinkler system.
  • New electronic scoreboard installed.

The Olds Park sports facility has officially reopened today after undergoing vital upgrades to improve the grounds and deliver much needed general maintenance.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the upgraded sports grounds is great for the community, local athletes and their supporters.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and having a gold standard sporting facility does just that,” Minister Nash said.

“Olds has a strong sporting history, and I'm glad to help provide a quality facility for future sports stars to train and play, and where the community can gather to support them.”

Federal Member for Banks David Coleman, who joined the community for the opening, said the public would enjoy the much-improved facility.

“This is a great win for residents of the St George area. The newly upgraded Olds Park will be better for both players and spectators,” Mr Coleman said.

“The irrigation will make the field surface much better, and the grandstand and electronic scoreboard will make it easier to follow the action.”

This project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government who invested $150,000 and the New South Wales Government who contributed $300,000.

Additional funds were provided by St George Cricket Association ($100,000), AFL NSW/ACT ($50,000), St George Dragons AFC ($20,000), and Penshurst Panthers Junior AFC ($10,000).