By Chris Georgakopoulos
February 18, 2014 - Canterbury-Bankstown Express
THE Sydney Multicultural Arts and Sports Precinct in Belmore is still up in the air, as negotiations continue to secure funding with the State Government.
The Belmore Sports Ground project received confirmation of more than $4 million from a Federal Government grant last year.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Sydney Olympic and Canterbury Council have committed funds and are lobbying State Government to help reach the further $4 million needed.
Lakemba state Labor MP Robert Furolo said he would raise the issue when state parliament resumes.
Sport and Recreation Minister Gabrielle Upton met with representatives from the Bulldogs in December and recommended a business proposal be submitted.
Sydney Olympic president Chris Tsioulos confirmed the club was in talks with the State Government and all parties were "working well together".
Watson federal Labor MP Tony Burke said the project needed to go ahead.
The project will include two new grandstands for 1700 people, performance and visual arts spaces and a 2km walkway linking the facility to railway stations.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs use the ground as a training base and Sydney Olympic play home games at the venue.