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Squash secures NSW Government sports funding

Squash secures NSW Government sports funding

NSW Squash has received a major boost after the NSW Government announced a $960,000 grant for upgrades to the Thornleigh Squash Centre.

The grant was awarded for improvements to the facility which will include better disable access and allow for 24/7 entry. 

The grant was part of Round Two of the NSW Government’s Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund which has seen almost $40 million awarded to 22 projects across Greater Sydney to improve the quality and quantity of sports infrastructure.

Member for Hornsby Matt Kean congratulated NSW Squash on receiving the grant which will provide an upgrade to this popular facility.

“It was great to get in a round of squash, as well as checking out the plans they have for the upgrades,” Mr Kean said.

“This is popular not just for locals who enjoy squash but kids birthday parties, so will benefit so many in our community,”

“I look forward to coming back for another round when the work has been completed.” he said. 

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund would provide many benefits to NSW. 

“We are contributing to projects valued at a total of $120 million across Greater Sydney which will help stimulate the economy through jobs and investment.” Mr Lee said.

“Renovating and renewing local sport infrastructure plays a vital role in keeping communities healthy, active and inclusive.”

The Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund is part of the $340 million Open Spaces and Greener Sydney initiative. The Fund encourages the development of multi-use, multi-purpose, shared and co-located facilities. During Round One 15 projects shared in $33.4 million.

Click here to find out more about the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund.