The Canberra Liberals will spend $550,000 to upgrade Greenway Oval if they win Government next month, Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation, Steve Doszpot said today.
Mr Doszpot said the oval had been in need of significant upgrades for some time so that it could continue to cater for families in the Tuggeranong Valley.
“Today’s commitment will help many sporting clubs including the Tuggeranong Football Club, Tuggeranong Valley Bushrangers, and ACT Gridiron,” Mr Doszpot said today.
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“We will work with these sporting clubs and all users of Greenway Oval to examine the growing needs of the facility and the best possible upgrades that can be delivered with this funding commitment.”
Fellow Liberal MLA Nicole Lawder said members of the community had raised concerns about the grandstand being inadequate and about change and shower rooms, coaches’ and media boxes, storage, cleaning and canteen facilities, and access for people with a disability.
“These concerns have gone unaddressed for too long and I’m proud to be part of a team that is listening to the community and wants to deliver adequate local services,” Ms Lawder said.
John Glenn, Chairman of a Joint Committee representing the interests of the three major users of the Greenway Oval said that the users welcomed the initiative.
Pictured with Mr Doszpot (who is second from left) are Liberal candidates for Brindabella Mark Parton, Nicole Lawder and Andrew Wall.