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BARILARO KICKS IT OUT OF THE FIELD WITH NEW AMENITIES BUILDING FOR QUEANBEYAN OVAL
Friday, 9 March 2018
Member for Monaro John Barilaro has today announced Queanbeyan’s High Street Playing Fields will soon be home to brand new amenities, change rooms and a canteen facility thanks to NSW Government funding of $640,000.
Mr Barilaro joined members from the Monaro Panthers and Queanbeyan City Football Club as well as Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council’s Deputy Mayor Trevor Hicks to make the announcement.
“As our city grows, so does our need for amenities. I am very excited to announce this significant funding for a brand new, state of the art building for our local High Street Oval,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Investment in local infrastructure is a core priority for the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government and it is great to see this money going towards grassroots infrastructure that our community will directly benefit from.
“The project will include change rooms, public toilets, a canteen, storage and a club meeting room which will cater for all sports clubs using the High Street fields.
“Our local footy clubs playing here have long relied on tents, marquees and shipping containers to support the basic level of amenities at the oval.
“It’s time for the old concrete toilet block and shipping container storage to go, and for construction on this excellent new facility to begin, and I am glad that the NSW Government is making sure that this happens.” he said.
Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council Deputy Mayor Trevor Hicks said raising the standard of the facilities at High Street Playing Fields will ensure Council is able to provide a suitable venue for local football teams and their supporters.
“I thank Mr Barilaro and the NSW Government for this funding. It is clear that all of our local clubs will really benefit from these new facilities,” Mr Hicks said.
The funding comes from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, which is designed to improve economic growth and productivity through investment in regional communities.