New sporting facilities at Grant Park
Published on 17 November 2020
A $2.46million project to upgrade sporting facilities at Grant Park in Burwood is about to begin.
The project includes $1million funding from NSW Government.
The works are a welcome addition to the Grant Park sports and fitness precinct with two new multipurpose courts, new lighting and car parking facilities built at the site.
“This project is part of Council’s commitment to ensuring our community has access to the best possible sporting and exercise facilities,” the Mayor of Burwood John Faker said.
“I am proud to announce today that the project, which was supported with $1 million grant funding from the NSW Government, is now starting.”
Works undertaken include the installation of:
- Two new multipurpose courts to accommodate a range of sports including netball, basketball and volleyball
- New floodlighting for night training, as well as bike racks, a drinking fountain, bench seats and new shelters
- New connecting paths to provide safe, accessible pedestrian links with the car park, aquatic centre, Henley Park, dog off leash areas and the local neighbourhood
- Over 40 native evergreen trees to provide shade and screening
- New garden beds of mass planted native and exotic shrubs, grasses and ground covers
- Integrated rain gardens in the car park planting islands to help absorb and filter surface run off.
Mayor Faker said a survey of Burwood’s parks and recreational facilities found there were many more male orientated sporting activities available in the area.
He said he hoped the new multipurpose courts would help correct some of this imbalance as the new courts can be used for a variety of sports including Netball - one of the most popular team sports for young girls and women.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to improving exercise and sporting facilities in the area, Council has earmarked a further $7.4 million for upgrades and new projects over the next year.”