LABOR is promising new and upgraded local sports facilities across Canberra on its re-election on October 17.
Labor leader Andrew Barr says the party will allocate $17 million towards upgrades to existing sports grounds around Canberra with additional lights, pavilion upgrades, irrigation upgrades and other amenities.
This will include:
- Lighting and irrigation upgrades at Amaroo District Playing Fields
- Parking enhancements, lighting, facilities and irrigation system improvements at Ngunnawal Neighbourhood Oval
- Major improvements to lighting, facilities and parking at Hawker District Playing Fields
- Amenity upgrades at Holt District Playing Fields
- Lighting upgrades at Mawson District Playing Fields
- Lighting and facilities upgrades at Kambah District Playing Fields
- Amenity upgrades at Greenway Oval
- Lighting upgrades at Watson Neighbourhood Oval
- Amenity upgrades at Kingston Oval
ACT Labor will also undertake major improvements to the Woden Valley Enclosed Oval (known as Phillip Enclosed Oval), including a new pavilion, upgraded grandstand and lights and additional parking with a $7.5 million investment.
Another $7.5 million will be be spent on to resurfacing Canberra’s netball facilities, including works to prevent future water damage and surface cracking.
Alongside sports ground improvements Labor will allocate up to $1.7 million to establish a permanent home for dragon boating. The preferred location is in Grevillea Park, where a proposed new facility will provide a boat house, boat store and spectator space.