Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP has announced that work is underway for the $1.2 million investment in the Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre upgrade, delivering on an election commitment for local sporting infrastructure.
“Through this upgrade, we’re delivering vital roof repairs, the installation of air conditioning, roller door replacements, electrical upgrades, painting, two court dividing curtains and evaporative cooling, as well as installation of a drinking fountain and new bathroom renovations,” said Ms McIntosh. “This is such an important multi-sport facility for our community and was in need of some work so that it can continue to be enjoyed by local families.”
General Manager of the Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre, Luke Hepburn, was delighted to see the upgrade continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“During this difficult time, we’re finding the positive in the negative of COVID-19. With Melissa’s support, our spirits have been kept high, gifted with the opportunity to complete these works at the centre. Witnessing all the local trades that have been engaged in our renovation project, we know firsthand how these works can keep people employed during this awful pandemic,” said Mr Hepburn.
“We want to thank Melissa and the Australian Government for getting the PVRSC through this pandemic to date. With Job Keeper, cash flow boost and Service NSW’s small business grant, we have been given a lifeline allowing us to continue to work through this pandemic and get on with the PVRSC refurbishments.”
“The Centre even hosted the Penrith Jobs Fair in February this year, welcoming more than 4,000 local job seekers and connecting them with local small businesses and emerging industries. This just shows the versatility of this Centre and its impact on our community,” said Ms McIntosh.
“I will always back our sporting facilities so more local families can stay healthy and be active.”