St George football participants will be some of biggest beneficiaries of improved local facilities in the next 12 months with both Bayside Council and Georges River Council committing to a significant level of financial investment into infrastructure projects as part of their draft operational delivery and operations plans for 2018/19.

St George Football Association (SGFA) fully endorse the programs and note this unprecedented support and investment into new and upgraded facilities that will have a direct and positive impact for football in our district.

The planned works contained within the programs will begin to transform the district and provide hugely beneficial outcomes for the entire community. Importantly both Councils are committed to working in conjunction with SGFA and Clubs to see this further upgrades and improvements into the future across other fields.

In addition, SGFA will also this weekend complete the first stage of its facilities audit, which is a state-wide collaborative initiative led by Football NSW. Club and Associations across the state are working together to conduct the most comprehensive analysis of football facilities since the last audit conducted in 2010 as part of Australia’s 2022 FIFA World Cup Bid. The 2018 Football Facilities Audit will help key stakeholders in making better informed and strategic decisions provide accurate and up-to-date data detailing the quality and quantity of existing facilities, current usage, as well as potential barriers around future use.

On behalf of our members SGFA, would like to extend its thanks to both Bayside Council and Georges River Council for ensuring that our local community is recognised and supported.


Draft Capital Works Programs 2018-19

Below is a summary of the projects that are listed within Councils Draft Delivery Programs & Draft Operational Plans for 2018/19 currently on exhibition.

Bayside Council (source: Draft 2018-2020 Delivery Program & Draft 2018-19 Operational Plan)

AS Tanner Reserve Amenities
Ador Reserve Sport Amenities – renewal
Brighton Memorial Playing Field Sport Amenities – renewal
Arncliffe Park Synthetic Playing Surface
Upgrade of drainage infrastructure at Arncliffe Park, in conjunction with synthetic sportsfield surface
Gardiner Park Synthetic Field Project


A spokesman said, “Thank you for publishing Bayside Council’s currently exhibited Draft Delivery Programs & Draft Operational Plans for 2018/19 to your members”


Georges River Council (source: Draft Delivery Program 2018/19-2020/21 & Draft Operational Plan for 2018/19)

Penshurst Park – Masterplan Works – Stage 2 & 37,500,000
Peakhurst Park 5 Synthetic Sports Field2,000,000
Renown Reserve New Sporting Amenities1,200,000
Harold Fraser New Sporting Amenities1,100,000
Charles Pirie Reserve – New Disabled Compliant Sporting Amenities1,000,000
Gannons Park Stage 3 – Irrigation & Returfing1,000,000
Peakhurst Park New Sporting Amenities800,000
Riverwood Park Sporting Amenities Refurbishment & Construction800,000
Claydon Reserve New Sporting Amenities600,000
Gannons Park Resurface Fields 1 & 2200,000
Gannons Park Automated Lighting30,000
Peakhurst Park Automated Lighting30,000
Sport Fields Top Dressing32,000