Gravesend Sportsground slated for $120,000 makeover

THE Gravesend Sportsground will soon see a makeover of its facilities thanks to $120,000 in State Government funding, announced on Friday by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.

The upgrade, thanks to funding from the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund, will see the construction of an amenities building including showers and a new toilet and renewal of the existing tennis court fencing.

Mr Marshall said the funding was important to the little community to help ensure that the Sportsground is servicing the needs of the people of Gravesend.

“This funding is significant because it shows that even as part of a small community you’re not forgotten,” Mr Marshall said.

Ken Bell, (left) Elizabeth Bell, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, President of the Gravesend Sportsground Neil Daley, and Leeah Daley

“It’s always the funding going to the tight-knit communities that I’m most proud to deliver because it’s the funding that means the most to the people benefitting.

“The sportsground is a hub for the community and these upgrades will make the ground an even better event and sporting venue.

“The building will also include all associated costs for water and septic, on-site sewer management and electrical infrastructure.

“There are also funds going to the tennis court fencing, so this will see all people who use the grounds benefit from these upgrades.”

President of the Sportsground Trust Neil Daley said the funding means the world to the cricket teams that play at the ground.

“We’ve had a team and we’ve had no showers and we’ve got a young cricket side that’s really keen,” Mr Daley said.

“The toilets that are there fill with water when it rains and it’s just not good for anyone.

“The sporting sides and town are all behind this work being done.

“The tennis court has deteriorated a bit but the school has started to use it again so we’re fixing up the fence to help them as well.”

Media Release: February 15, 2019