David Coleman MP has welcomed the completion of the Olds Park sprinkler upgrade, which was funded by the Federal Government’s Community Development Grant Programme.

“It was good to see the impact that the new sprinkler system is having. It is clear that improved maintenance of the AFL field at Olds Park will allow the club to make better use of the facilities,” said Mr Coleman.

“The upgrade of the sprinkler system has substantially improved the facilities in the area.”

Mr Coleman was joined at Olds Park by the President of St George Australian Football Club, Brendan Donohue and Matthew Baigent from AFL NSW.

“The grant for the automatic sprinkler system has had a great impact. During this hot spell when lawns die off, the provision of regular water, along with expertise of curator Adam Lewis, has turned Olds Park into a green oasis which can only benefit St George Aussie Rules and the community,” said Mr Donohue.