Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, Federal Member for Banks, Daryl Melham MP today inspected construction of Bankstown’s new $4.7M Indoor Sports Complex at Bankstown Memorial Oval.
Federal MPs were joined at the site by the Mayor of Bankstown, Khal Asfour as well as Bankstown Cricket Club’s Martin Klumpp, Brian Freedman and Scott Grant.
In 2010 the Federal Government provided $2.7M for a new Multipurpose Indoor Sports Centre at Bankstown Memorial Oval.
Construction is now well underway and is set to be completed by the end of this year.
The project will also involve the construction of a Bankstown Sporting Hall of Fame. This will form an interactive, education resource that will honour members of the Bankstown Community for their outstanding sporting achievements.
There are 106 athletes that were automatically inducted into the Sporting Hall of Fame in 1988 including Terry Lamb, John and Ilsa Konrads and the famous Waugh brothers.
More will be added in coming weeks and will be a part of this new facility.
Mr Clare said Bankstown is the home of a lot of Australian sporting heroes and this new complex will help breed the next generation.
Mr Melham said that this facility will benefit the Bankstown Community as well as the Bankstown Cricket Club.
“This facility will be utilised by the community and also showcase Bankstown with the potential for state, national and international cricket matches,” Mr Melham said.
Bankstown City Council Mayor, Councillor Khal Asfour is pleased to partner with the Federal Government to deliver this world class multi purpose sports facility which will house a Sporting Hall of Fame.
“The Sporting Hall of Fame will provide residents and future generations an opportunity to reflect on Bankstown’s sporting heritage and celebrate our local heroes,” Mayor Asfour said.
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