LABOR DELIVERS FUNDING TO UPGRADE IAN MCLENNAN PARK

Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones has delivered funding to help Ian McLennan Park will get a much needed upgrade to its amenities.

Football South Coast will use the funding to help contribute to extra upgrades to the park, which has recently had a synthetic pitch and LED lighting installed.

The upgrades include a disability toilet and change room and upgrade shower facilities, toilets and referee rooms.

The funding, secured through the Stronger Communities Program which allows MPs to allocate $150,000 to fund small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities.

Mr Jones says the upgrades will allow Ian McLennan Park to cater for a wide range of people who use the facility.

‘Participation in Women’s Sport continues to rise rapidly across the country, yet at many sport grounds the amenities female athletes use were built long before this increase in participation” said Stephen Jones.

“In my role as Shadow Minister for Local Government, I often hear from councils who are looking to update their amenities to ensure there are suitable facilities for all participants, and I was more than happy to secure this funding to help Football South Coast with their plans to improve Ian McLennan Park.”