Commitment delivered for Bexley Oval lighting

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By Team Burney

08 April 2024

Bexley Oval can now be used day and night thanks to brand new lighting built by Bayside Council, supported by a $250,000 grant from the Federal Government.

Bayside Council has built six new lighting towers, backed by a grant from the Albanese Government’s Investing In Our Communities program.

Local sports clubs can now train after dark on the whole oval, just in time for winter training.

Member for Barton Linda Burney committed to an upgrade grant to Bayside Council in October 2022.

Federal Member for Barton Linda Burney and Bayside Mayor Bill Saravinovski attended the switching on of the lights at Bexley Oval alongside Hurstville United Junior Rugby League Football Club.

Under the Investing In Our Communities program, the Government is delivering community and sporting infrastructure, open space improvements and other community priorities intended to assist communities to build their strengths and improve liveability.

The grant is delivered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications, the Arts.

Quotes attributable to Linda Burney, Member for Barton

“I am proud to be fulfilling a commitment the Government made to our community and support Bayside Council’s delivery of the lighting at Bexley Oval.”

“The Investing in Our Communities program is about building better public spaces and improving the liveability of towns and suburbs across the country.”

“Our area has a rich sporting history, and clubs like Hurstville United keep that history alive by training the next generation of athletes.”

“Coaches, players and volunteers are the lifeblood of our local sporting clubs, and this investment from the Government is a wonderful way to give back to them.”

IMAGE: Linda with the Hurstville United JRLFC team alongside Bayside Mayor Bill Saravinovski (Front Right) and Club President Holika Taufa (Back Right)