Member for Oatley Mark Coure MP has committed $900,000 for works to transform the former Oatley Bowling Club site into a public space for community use.
Mr Coure said that this funding will ensure that people from every generation can enjoy a diverse range of recreation activities, both active and passive, and will also enable the development of some facilities which are not currently available in the local area.
“I am delighted that the NSW Government can provide this funding to create a new open space and recreation facility for residents of the local area,” said Mr Coure.
“This funding will transform this unused space into an open green space for Oatley and surrounding communities. It acts on community feedback and protects this land being sold off to developers.
“I call on Georges River Council with the upcoming masterplan for the facility to consider innovative concepts for the whole community to enjoy. The masterplan could include walking and cycle paths, adventure play areas, a multipurpose ball sports court area, exercise stations, a skate zone and an open grassed space.
“This land is now protected for future generations and will not be flogged off for development.
“We know that green space is one of the biggest priorities for the community in the Georges River area and the rehabilitation of the former bowling club site will create a unique new outdoor space which also offers easy access to the adjoining Myles Dunphy Reserve,” added Mr Coure.