Georges River Council Media Release

16 September 2019

The new synthetic field at Peakhurst Park, the first of its kind in the Georges River area, was officially opened on Saturday 14 September 2019.

Mayor Kevin Greene said the new field is the culmination of community sporting organisations and government at all levels working together to achieve positive outcomes for the local sporting community.

“This project has focused on improving recreational sporting facilities within the local area by constructing a FIFA standard synthetic football surface, drainage and pavement, four sports lighting towers and a new amenities building at the park,” said Mayor Greene.

“The field has already been tested out by players, with competition matches having been held on the pitch already, and it will be accessible to other community groups, including local schools.

“The new field makes it possible for year-round activity on a safe and resilient surface,” added Mayor Greene.

Total budget for the synthetic field was $2 million, with Georges River Council contributing $1.4 million, and the NSW Government contributing $300,000, an amount which was matched by the St George Football Association.

The new Peakhurst Park amenities building, costing $1,219,000, was funded through a combination of $919,000 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund and $300,000 of Council funding.

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