Gannons Park, Peakhurst

Monday, 30 November 2020

The latest stage of the multimillion-dollar upgrade works at Gannons Park, Peakhurst, were unveiled recently by Minister Rob Stokes, the Federal member for Banks, David Coleman, the Mayor of Georges River Council, Kevin Greene, and me.

The works include the installation of drainage and irrigation, the resurfacing of eight sporting fields, the construction of five cricket wickets and a large new sports amenities building. The works also include the completion of stage two of the Gannons Park water quality improvement stormwater harvesting scheme, which will provide over 26 million litres of treated stormwater each year for irrigating the sporting fields.

The former Boggywell Creek has been diverted from an underground stormwater pipe and reinstated as a creek. The harvest water flows through the constructed wetlands and bioretention systems. This process helps to provide a clean water resource for irrigation for sporting fields, reducing the use of potable water.

The scheme has significantly enhanced the biodiversity inhabitant value for the park through the creation of wetlands, a bioretention system and storage ponds. I thank all levels of government, including Georges River Council, for the construction of this upgrade.

 

NSW Parliament, 19 November 2020, 15:40