$1.33M received from the Sport Priority Needs Program for Hawkesbury facilities

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This funding is shared amongst seven local projects to help build and repair community sport priority infrastructure in Hawkesbury that was severely devastated by floods.
The seven priorities are:
* $382,940 – remediation of fields at the Bensons Lane Sports Complex
* $366,206 – repair of netball courts at South Windsor
*$185,136 – new amenities block at Deerubbin Park
* $156,326 – remediation of sporting fields at Colbee Park
* $105,825 – sports field drainage at Bensons 7 and Owen Earle Oval
* $ 53,104 – remediation of sporting fields at The Breakaway Oval
* $ 37,136 – remediation of sports fields at Deerubbin Park
“Repeated flooding has caused serious damage to sport infrastructure in Hawkesbury but thanks to this funding, repairs can get underway.  Sport is a vital part of community life and is a great way for people to come together. Making sure Hawkesbury has new and revitalised sporting facilities is the best way to increase participation in sport.” said Robyn Preston MP, State Member for Hawkesbury.
The Hon. Alister Henskens MP, Minister for Sport came to the Hawkesbury to announce the funding.
“Thank you to Hawkesbury Sports Council for their advocacy for this funding which has been well received by Hawkesbury City Council”  said Mayor of Hawkesbury Sarah Mcmahon
The Essential Community Sport Assets Program is now open for applications

The Essential Community Sport Assets Program (ECSAP) is a program under the $207 million Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package. ECSAP is a key recovery measure of the Sport Infrastructure Recovery Fund to help communities assess, repair, reconstruct and build flood resilience into sport facilities enabling normal activities to return sooner.

  • Applications open – Thursday 3 November 2022
  • Applications close – 2pm, Friday 9 December 2022
  • Outcomes advised – February 2023 onwards
For more information on this program click on this link:
Image Credit Robyn Preston MP

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