MEDIA RELEASE - Building a new sporting future for Wallsend Park
07 May 2022
Sharon Claydon MP and an Albanese Labor Government will commit $285,000 to deliver a much-needed upgrade to the Wallsend Park’s irrigation system.
Home to the Wallsend Cricket Club, Wallsend Football Club, and the Wallsend RSL Junior Cricket Club - some of the biggest sporting clubs in the region, Wallsend Park has hundreds of people who use the space on a regular basis.
For the clubs, the current playing surface is outdated and a barrier to growth – especially for the rapidly expanding girls and womens teams.
The upgrades will allow these clubs to grow and reach more people in the local community.
By installing a new in-ground irrigation system, the Wallsend community will finally have its own facility with a playing surface equal to other clubs within the Greater Newcastle Region.
Today’s announcement is a commitment to partner with the Wallsend Cricket Club to deliver modern, accessible playing facilities to meet the future demand of the community.
What is needed is a Commonwealth Government ready to partner with the local community in delivering this much-needed upgrade. An Albanese Labor Government will do just that.