House debates

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Statements by Members

Berowra Electorate: Greenway Park

1:43 pm

Photo of Julian LeeserJulian Leeser (Berowra, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I'm pleased to update the House on the Upgrade Greenway Park campaign in Cherrybrook, in my electorate. In 2018 the local community came to me with petitions and a campaign that they had run to try and upgrade the sporting facilities at Greenway Park in Cherrybrook, in the demographic heart of my electorate. That campaign ultimately resulted in a successful application for $2.7 million of funding to upgrade the top oval at Greenway Park, which was done over the last summer; to install new drainage, which will be done shortly; and, in the third and most important phase, to commence construction on a new clubhouse at Greenway Park. Last night Hornsby council approved the development application, which will see the construction of this clubhouse commence shortly. This is a terrific thing for the people of Cherrybrook, particularly the 8,000 users of Greenway Park from athletics, AFL, baseball, cricket and rugby league.

I want to pay tribute to the members of the Greenway Park sports committee: Phillip Hare, its chairman, Andrew Miedler, Paul Vink, Perry Waldron, Jeff Hardman, Bob Wray, Charlene Stewart, Nicky Jenneke, Mathew Marsden, Jamie Davidson and Joe Nati. All of these people represent the different sports that use the club. All of the clubs, and the broader Cherrybrook community, will benefit from a better oval with better drainage and a clubhouse that people can be proud of and that will provide better facilities for the growing female participants in all of those sports.