Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare today visited Carysfield Park in Bass Hill with Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor, Councillor Khal Asfour to announce funding to install a half basketball court.
Mr Clare said “This will add to the other sporting facilities at Carysfield Park and at the Crest Sporting Complex. Basketball is very popular in our local area. A lot of people in the local community have asked for a half court in the local area and it’s great to be able to deliver this new community asset,” Mr Clare said.
Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor, Councillor Khal Asfour said “When creating our Community Strategic Plan, CBCity 2028, more than 10,000 residents told us they wanted Canterbury-Bankstown to be a city that’s healthy and active, with accessible parks and open spaces that cater to all ages and cultures.”
“Our investment in Carysfield Park, as well as other local sporting grounds and facilities, is our commitment to help make this aspiration a reality – and we’re not done yet.”
This funding comes from Jason Clare’s Blaxland Stronger Communities Fund.
The Stronger Communities Programme provides grants, between $5,000 and $20,000, to not-for-profit organisations for small capital works projects that improve our local community.
In Round 4 the Blaxland Consultation Committee approved 17 projects, with $150,000 worth of grants contributed to works expected to begin early this year.
Over the past four years, the Blaxland Consultation Committee has approved a total of 54 projects, with $588,925 worth of grants being contributed to projects of local community groups.
ISSUED: 10 December 2019
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