David Coleman, the Federal Member for Banks, has welcomed news that if re-elected, the Federal Government will invest $1.3 million towards constructing a synthetic football field in Padstow.
Currently, there is no synthetic football field in the southern Bankstown area, despite the large number of local clubs and players in the region.
The Bankstown District Amateur Football Association plans on constructing the new field at Stuart Street Reserve in Padstow, the home ground of the Padstow Hornets.
Mr Coleman said the project was a key priority for the Government because of the significant benefits it will have for the community.
“It is important that we have modern and functional facilities for local sporting teams in the southern Bankstown area,” Mr Coleman said.
“Having a synthetic field will mean that sporting groups will be able to use the space all year round without fear of over-using the ground, unlike natural grass fields which are susceptible to damage from prolonged use.”
President of the Padstow Hornets, Mr Geoff Taplin, has described the funding commitment has a significant boost for football in the local area.
“This is great news for local sporting clubs, who will benefit immensely from improved facilities,” Mr Taplin said.