Sports facilities to be boosted by Labor

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Mawson District Playing Fields… lighting upgrades.

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.


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