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FROM SOGGY TO SPECTACULAR: Bill Anderson Park ready for any weather
(See translation in Arabic section)
Sydney - Middle East Times Int’l: Nathan Hagarty, Member for Leppington, has proudly announced the official opening of the new drainage facilities at Bill Anderson Park, marking another election commitment fulfilled in Leppington. 
The $50,000 state-of-the-art drainage upgrade coincided with a $25,000 playing field upgrade, delivering on the Minns Labor Government’s commitment to improving grassroots sporting infrastructure across Western Sydney.
Prior to the completion of this upgrade, 67% of the playing fields in Leppington lacked adequate drainage, which left community sporting clubs hanging throughout the unprecedented wet weather, and subsequent flooding, of 2022.
The new drainage system at Bill Anderson Park enhances the grounds capacity and durability, accommodating the growing demand for football in the area.
Bill Anderson Park is a focal point for community sports in the region, hosting many local and regional football events. The parks upgrades emphasise its role in fostering grassroots sporting development in Western Sydney.
Member for Leppington, Nathan Hagarty said:
"This significant upgrade highlights our commitment to improving community sports infrastructure as well as fulfilling our election promises.
"Reliable, high-quality facilities is what has been lacking in our region, and with this upgrade we have taken steps to remedy that.”
Minister for Sport, Steve Kamper said:
"With these new upgrades, we're not just addressing the immediate drainage issues; we're laying the groundwork for a more resilient sporting future in Western Sydney.
"The $75,000 investment in Bill Anderson Park is a emphasises the Minns Labor Government’s dedication to enhancing the grassroots sporting landscape and community well-being in Western Sydney.
"Investment in sports infrastructure, like the one at Bill Anderson Park, is crucial for cultivating talent, encouraging community participation, and building a legacy of sports excellence in Western Sydney."
Kemps Creek United Soccer Club President – Ross Maiorana.
“Providing new and enhanced sporting infrastructure for our participants is vital to ensuring they get the most out of their football experience and keep them involved in sport. 
“Having government grant funding opportunities such as the Essential Community Sport Asset Program and Local Small Commitments Allocation are key to helping clubs like Kemps Creek United deliver high quality facilities for the use and enjoyment of its members.
“We are grateful for the NSW Government’s support in funding this field upgrade project.”


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