Sophie Cotsis welcomes $200,000 funding for safety upgrades at Ewen Park

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Sophie Cotsis, Member for Canterbury, was pleased to welcome $200,000 funding to replace 30 year old lighting that does not meet national safety standards’ at Ewen Park in Hurlstone Park (under 2019 My Community Project).

This grant is a partnership between Hurlstone Park Wanderers Football Club and Canterbury Bankstown Council to install Australian Safety Standard lighting at the ground to make it safe for community sport.

Hurlstone Park Wanderers Football Club, which has close to 2000 members, is very excited and welcomes the grant funding for Ewen Park which serves as the home ground for the club.

“This is a well-deserved project that the community has been pushing for years. This has been a team effort where Hurlstone Park Wanderers, Council and the local community have partnered together to campaign for this fantastic outcome” said Ms Cotsis.

“Ewen Park is vital for all members of our community and all sporting codes” said Ms Cotsis.

Deputy Mayor, Clr Clare Raffan, said “This is a fantastic result. The community is fortunate that it’s hard working MP Sophie Cotsis who listens and acts, and always advocates for projects that benefit our community across a wide range of areas.  As Deputy Mayor of this great city I am thrilled that we are working together to inspire a healthier and active lifestyle for all”.

Ian Holmes, CEO of Canterbury and District Soccer Football Association, said “we are pleased that a club that has been in existence since 1924 has received funding to bring the flood lighting at Ewen Park up to Australian standards and also address the safety issues at the ground. It will also be beneficial for boys and girls that participate in the world game who are members of the club.”

Hurlstone Park Wanderers President, Rosalie Viney, said “As a club, Hurlstone Park Wanderers is delighted that our project has been successful, and we thank the Canterbury community for their support. The support for this project shows how much people in the electorate care about community sport and how much they value sporting infrastructure. We look forward to working with Council, Ms Cotsis and the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association to have the new lights ready for the next season.”

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