Three sporting facilities to be given $1.26 million upgrades

Upgrades: Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne with local sporting clubs Cranebrook Little Athletics, Nepean District Netball Association, AFL Penrith Rams and AFL Penrith Giants at Greygums Oval in Cranebrook.
Upgrades: Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne with local sporting clubs Cranebrook Little Athletics, Nepean District Netball Association, AFL Penrith Rams and AFL Penrith Giants at Greygums Oval in Cranebrook.

Upgrades at Greygums Oval, Jamison Park Netball Complex and the rowing dock at Weir Reserve have been given the green light with the signing of federal government contracts worth a total of $1.26 million.

The funding will see $750,000 provided for the Greygums Oval upgrade project for construction of a new amenities building, while the $600,000 Jamison Park project involves the construction of netball courts, path, and a carpark. A total of $270,000 will be provided to construct an extension to the rowing pontoon at Weir Reserve.

Local sporting organisations welcomed the news, announced by Senator Marise Payne earlier this month.

“This (funding) now enables us to host larger state competitions at our Jamison Park Netball Complex with the three extra courts we will now have,” Penrith District Netball Association President Joy Gillett said.

Penrith Rams AFL former chairman and current board member, Greg Corless, said the funding came at a time of huge growth for AFL in western Sydney.

“The upgrade will provide additions to the existing building to allow proper storage along with a meeting room, with provision for a first class canteen, umpire and medical rooms,” Mr Corless said.

Nepean Rowing Club Captain Daniel Waddell said the extension to the rowing pontoon would allow for more usage. The proponent of the funding for all three projects is Penrith City Council.