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$150,000 for local to come together at Jensen Park

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Campaign Media Release Member for Blaxland Jason Clare


Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare today announced that Bankstown City Council will receive $150,000 under Stream 2 of the Building Multicultural Communities Program to install new grandstand seating at Jensen Park.

Federal Labor will fund the Bankstown City Council to install the new spectator seating, increasing capacity and providing undercover shelter.

This grant forms part of the Rudd Labor Government’s $15 million Building Multicultural Communities Program which will strengthen social cohesion and promote inclusions in diverse communities.

“Federal Labor is about building our communities up, supporting the growing diversity that makes Western Sydney a great place to live and sport is a big part of that,” Mr Clare said.

“This will give our local community the opportunity to come down to the park and watch a game, rain, hail or shine.

“And it is this kind of important community support that the Coalition intends to stop with their savage cuts.”

Khal Asfour, Mayor of Bankstown said this is great news for Bankstown and particularly the sporting organisations and hundreds of people who use Jensen Oval.

“This funding can now be combined with $400,000 the Council allocated in its budget to construct a new grandstand,” Mayor Asfour said.

Funding for this project is already included in the budget.