Residents in the St George area will benefit from a $6 million upgrade to Kempt Field as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to turn existing government-owned land into new and upgraded parks.
Mark Coure, Member for Oatley, said planning is now underway to upgrade Kempt Field, Hurstville with improved facilities being the top priority.
Funding for Kempt Field was part of the State Government’s $50 million commitment in the 2019-20 NSW Budget to create new and improved open spaces.
“The NSW Government is committed to improving green spaces in Greater Sydney. Recently the Premier made it one of her priorities to see that more quality open spaces are made available to the public,” Mr Coure said.
“The St George area has many great parks and recreational facilities, and this funding injection for Kempt Field will bring it in line with other facilities in the area.”
“To ensure we are creating spaces people will love and enjoy, I will be working with Georges River Council and consulting the community as plans progress.”
Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said that the funding will help realise a long held vision for the improvement of the field.
“Council’s initial Master Plan laid out the key principles for the field, including improved connections through to Allawah train station,” said Mayor Greene.
“We aim to utilise existing trees as natural shade over any play spaces, and there’s an opportunity to modify the existing circuit path and fitness path.
“The existing car parking will be retained, as will the central oval for ball sports and community events.”
“We envisage being able to utilise the existing slope as a natural amphitheatre, and will consider placement of key facilities in line with environmental assessment, to ensure provision of a range of activities for all ages to enjoy,” he added.
To keep up to date on the progress of the upgrades visit Georges River Council’s website www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call Council on (02) 9330 6400.