MEDIA RELEASE - December 1, 2015
Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain, attended today’s sporting facilities’ summit with representatives from a number of Inner West sporting associations and peak groups, as well as UrbanGrowth NSW and Leichhardt Council.
“I would like to thank Leichhardt Council and the Mayor for hosting this event, which is an important next step in the “Spaces to Play” campaign,” said Mr Parker.
“Whilst neither Labor nor Liberal committed the seven new sporting fields in the run up to the March 2015 state election, I am confident we can work constructively to deliver a minimum of seven multipurpose sporting fields and indoor recreation centre in the Bays Precinct.
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“As the local MP, I have undertaken to convene a meeting with the Planning Minister and Sports Minister. I am absolutely committed to the “Spaces to Play” campaign which calls for a minimum of seven fields and I look forward to leading a delegation of sporting associations to ensure these facilities are delivered.
“It is disappointing that first major project in the Bays Precinct Transformation Plan announced by UrbanGrowth, the renewal of White Bay power station, did not include any new sporting facilities.
“It is unacceptable that UrbanGrowth and the government have failed to commit to recreation facilities in the biggest urban renewal project in the world considering the current and projected shortage of sporting facilities in the immediate area,” said Mr Parker.
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