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Monday, 2 May 2016
Page: 4135

Ms SCOTT (Lindsay) (16:30): I rise today to congratulate many local sporting organisations in the Lindsay electorate that have been successful recipients in the latest round of the Stronger Communities Program. Firstly, there was money to the Nepean District Cricket Association for the upgrade to their trophy cabinets at Dukes Oval. There was $20,000 to the Luke Priddis Foundation to provide support for their sensory gym and play space that is in construction on High Street, Penrith. There was money for floodlighting to the Myrtle Street Fields, which will provide four new floodlight poles with 100 lux lighting. Cranebrook Little Athletics will also see lighting upgrades to their facilities. Penrith Cricket Club will see a new amenity in their building at Rance Oval. The Penrith Giants JAFC will have electricity connected to their first aid room, which is a very good initiative. Penrith RSL Soccer Club will see shade and weather protection to the existing structure, which will be great for those hot summer days. Emu Plains Junior Rugby League Football Club will see concreting around their barbeque area, which I am sure will be very helpful for fundraising going into the rugby league season. There will be a playground and bike track at Cambridge Gardens, which will be great for so many young children. And of course, Penrith RSL Junior Rugby will have safety training equipment.

I congratulate all of the recipients and I hope they enjoy the grants that will provide so much support for our junior sport.