Croydon community collects park upgrade

A series of upgrades providing better access and new equipment to Croydon’s Blair Park will be a boon for Sydney’s Inner West.

Federal Member for Reid Fiona Martin said the upgrade would foster active lifestyles by providing a quality venue boasting new field lighting, a picnic shelter and a playground.

“This upgrade is a big win, particularly for the Burwood Football Club and local schools, who will be able to use the park to host carnivals and other school sports events,” Dr Martin said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project had seen a $1.3 million Federal Liberal and Nationals Government investment in the region’s sporting infrastructure.

“We anticipate visitor numbers up to 120,000 people each year thanks to these fantastic new facilities, which also include a bocce court, new canteen and office areas for Council staff, along with improved access to the field itself,” Mr McCormack said.

Mayor of Burwood Council John Faker said the Blair Park Embellishment Project had been a great success for the community of Burwood.

“The Blair Park Embellishment Project is the first extensive enhancement to the park in 30 years. Our local community have been requesting more green space as well as improved facilities and Council have listened,” Cr Faker said.

The project was jointly funded with the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government investing $1.3 million and the Burwood Council $29,855.