Ambarvale Sports Complex is set to receive a $1,358,000 upgrade with help from the Asian Cup Legacy Fund.
The State Government established the Fund using surplus money from the 2015 AFC Asian Cup to help community football clubs to partner with local stakeholders to improve the quality, availability and standard of their facilities.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic said Council’s Sport and Recreation team worked closely with the Bradbury Ambarvale FC to prepare a grant application for the second round of funding in November 2017.
“The amenity building was identified for replacement in Council’s 2018/19 operational plan, and this formed the basis of the grant application, which leveraged the opportunity to upgrade the main fields and building simultaneously,” he said.
“The total project cost has an estimated cost of $1,358,000, with $150,000 coming from the 2015 Asian Cup Legacy Fund.
“Campbelltown Council funded the remainder of the project, which includes new irrigation systems for three fields, laser levelling, returfing, drainage, floodlighting to 100 LUX for two fields well as a new amenities building.
“This is a great example of state and local government working together with state sporting organisations like Football NSW to ensure positive outcomes for the sporting clubs that work so hard to provide a healthy and quality lifestyle for our community, particularly our children.”
Work on the project is due to start in early October.