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).