Ground Broken At Westend Stadium
Wednesday, 03 Mar 2021Ground was officially broken at Westend Stadium on Wednesday, marking the official commencement of the upgrades as part of the Griffith Regional Sports Precinct.
The Westend complex will include seven indoor basketball courts with seating for over 1000 people, seven all weather netball courts, a new synthetic athletics track with new lighting, a new synthetic turf hockey pitch and a new grandstand.
Ms Steph Cooke, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier said the new courts will enable participation in a variety of sports including basketball, volleyball, badminton, netball and futsal, while the new kiosk and grandstand will make for an enjoyable experience for players and spectators, encouraging returning visitors.
“The new complex will be an asset to Griffith, attracting regional and state sport events to the city which will create jobs and lead to positive economic flow-on effects for the community, while increasing participation in sports and improving pathways for talent,” Ms Cooke said.
“The NSW Nationals are building a safer, stronger regional NSW and this network of spaces and places will enable participation in sport and active recreation at all levels”.
Sussan Ley, MP, Member for Farrer, Minister for the Environment said redeveloping facilities such as Westend Oval and the wider Sports Precinct is good for the whole community and sporting groups, helps us attract more visitors and a genuine boost for our local businesses.
“The Federal Government invested $4.5M into the Sports Precinct through the Building Better Regions Fund which is aimed at growing communities and driving economic development,” said Ms Ley.
“The completion of the Precinct will see a significant boost to sporting events in Griffith, attracting visitors from out of town who will spend their dollars locally on accommodation, food and entertainment – this is a win win for the Griffith community.”
Mayor John Dal Broi said it was full steam ahead for this important sporting infrastructure.
“Our vision is becoming a reality. These developments will allow Griffith to become a major sporting City, helping us develop a wide variety of sport programs and competitions that will benefit the entire region,” said Councillor Dal Broi.
“A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes and could not have been achieved without the support from our State and Federal Governments.”
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