New life for Cintra Park
Tue, 08/10/2019 - 10:40

Thanks to joint funding from Federal and Local Government, Inner West netballers will soon benefit from brand new facilities at Cintra Park in Concord.

“I’m thrilled to announce that this month we have broken ground on our $1.6 million Cintra Park Netball Amenities Upgrade,” Federal Member for Reid Fiona Martin said.

This $1.6 million project is jointly funded by the Federal Government ($1.2 million) as part of the Community Development Grants (CDG) program and the City of Canada Bay ($400,000).

The project will help deliver a fit for purpose amenities building to support the growth of netball in the area and provide upgraded facilities for the local community to enjoy.

“I am passionate about improving our local sporting facilities because participation in sport strengthens physical and mental wellbeing. This upgrade to Cintra Park will include a new canteen, covered spectator areas, change rooms, a medical room, and new administration spaces,” Dr Martin said.

City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said the much needed upgrades to Cintra Park’s amenities were timely.

“It’s great to see us breaking ground this month and I can’t wait to be back here with Dr Martin in April 2020 to open the new facilities in time for next year’s netball season.”

 “This upgrade has come at a perfect time for our local netball community. The Inner Western Suburbs Netball Association has grown significantly in the last few years, and we are proud to be supporting such an important sport.”

“There are currently 16 clubs registered with the association, with members ranging from five to 74 years old. Briars Netball, who call Cintra Park home, have seen unprecedented growth here in the City of Canada Bay,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

“Our membership has grown by 27% in the last five years with projected participation in 2019 reaching 3,700 members from 5 year olds to senior players,” said Leanne Blackmore, President of the Inner Western Suburbs Association.

“We are thankful to the federal Government and to the City of Canada Bay for their continued support of Inner Western Suburbs Netball and our community is thrilled about the upgrades to Cintra Park Netball administration and amenities.”

“The refurbished facilities at Cintra Park will support this growth for our netball community and the schools that utilise the courts and amenities. We look forward to continue working together with Dr Martin and the City of Canada Bay to meet the needs of our members and our great sport,” she said.

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