Upgrades to Ingleburn's Memorial Oval now under way

Works under way: Ingleburn Cricket Club president Jason Darr, Oatley MP Mark Coure, Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic and Ingleburn Magpies president Shannon Prenter at Memorial Oval. Picture: Jess Layt
Works under way: Ingleburn Cricket Club president Jason Darr, Oatley MP Mark Coure, Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic and Ingleburn Magpies president Shannon Prenter at Memorial Oval. Picture: Jess Layt

Sports players in Campbelltown's north are in for a treat with works to a new amenities building at Memorial Oval in Ingleburn now under way.

The $1.2 million project is jointly funded by Campbelltown Council and the state government's ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund, which contributed $100,000.

The upgrades will include brand new facilities, cricket infrastructure improvements and irrigation works.

New lighting was also recently installed at the oval.

Cricket NSW chief executive Lee Germon said the facility upgrades would help to foster the love of cricket in the broader community and increase participation opportunities for women and girls.

"I would like to acknowledge and thank the NSW Government via the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Legacy Fund and Campbelltown City Council for their investment into these important facility upgrades," he said.

"Thank you for your support in creating a welcoming environment to unite and inspire the community to play and love our game."

NSW Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the project was a great example of how the fund was benefiting grassroots cricket across the state.

"We have provided $6 million to clubs and councils to support more than 200 projects across NSW and we are proud to see the positive impact on cricket," Minister Lee said.

"This project will benefit all levels of cricket in south-west Sydney, from girls and boys picking up a bat and ball for the first time to the region's elite players."

Oatley MP Mark Coure visited the oval last week on behalf of Mr Lee, and said he was glad to see the start of the upgrades under way.

"Every man, woman and child deserves to have equal access to the best sporting facilities in the state and the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund is ensuring just that," he said.

"Community sport plays a critical role throughout the region and it is great to see that local residents in the Ingleburn area will now have access to the premier sporting facilities that they deserve."

The new amenities building will include two store rooms, a canteen, a meeting room, two change rooms, shower and toilet facilities, a recovery room, an electrical switchboard room, a referee's room and a pump room.

Irrigation works are also taking place at the site.

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