Western Sydney is getting a major revamp to its sporting facilities as plans to build a Centre of Excellence at Belmore Sports Ground have received a boost, with a grant from the NSW Government's Centre of Excellence Fund.
State Minister for Sport Alister Henskens MP joined Liberal candidate for the neighbouring electorate of Holsworthy Tina Ayyad to announce the project at the historic venue earlier this week.
Back to Belmore Patron Luke Brailey said the Centre of Excellence would make a significant difference in the local community.
“The Centre of Excellence will provide multi-purpose, world-class training and development facilities for promising young athletes in the local community,” Mr Brailey said.
“The Bulldogs are creating a place of inspiration that will become the very hub of everything the club does. It will be a focal point for everyone connected with the Bulldogs and the community at large. This project is one of the most exciting and significant in the local area in recent years. It will revitalise Belmore Sports Ground to create a hub of activity in the region and a destination for elite sport in the years ahead. We look forward to working with the Bulldogs and all project partners to ensure this project comes to fruition.”
Vice President Steven Cataldi said the project was crucial for future economic growth and jobs in the Canterbury-Bankstown district.
“Not only will we soon have a wonderful new Centre of Excellence open but its construction will also provide a massive boost to our local economy at a time when we need it most,” Mr Cataldi said.
“Following the impact of COVID-19, projects like this give us hope. They show us we have confidence to invest in our future and the future of the next generation of athletes.”
The project is due for completion in 2025.