Upgraded St Luke's Oval is on the Mark!
06 July 2017
Joint release with:
Member for Reid Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science
- Upgraded St Luke's Oval officially open
- Oval will become the permanent home of the Concord Giants
- The Coalition Government invested $500,000 in the project
Sydney's newest AFL precinct officially opened today in Concord with an upgraded St Luke's Oval to support a number of AFL and cricket clubs throughout the region.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the upgrade, which includes AFL goal posts, a new electronic scoreboard and an amenities building, would provide players and spectators with a great local sporting complex for years to come.
“St Luke's Oval will provide upgraded facilities for AFL and cricket clubs and will also be used regularly by local school students,” Minister Nash said.
“There is strong growth in junior AFL and cricket in the local area and this facility will enable these and other community sports to continue to grow.
“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and upgrading local sporting facilities does just that.”
Federal Member for Reid Craig Laundy who joined the Concord community at the gala event to celebrate the opening today said the project is a shining example of two tiers of government working with the community to deliver for local sporting clubs.
“I know the Concord Giants are very excited with the move to their new home—St Luke's Oval—with its upgraded facilities it has the capacity to cater for the ever-growing club,” Mr Laundy said.
“Local sports clubs like the Giants, are vital to our community and deserve our ongoing support”.
“I played rugby at St Luke's as a teenager and I am so proud that our federal funds will see it used as a community sports ground for generations to come”, Mr Laundy said.
The Giants will share the Oval with their youth club, the Canada Bay Cannons and their alliance partner, the Drummoyne Power.
This project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government ($500,000), New South Wales Government ($200,000), Concord Giants ($25,000) and the Drummoyne Power ($25,000).