Green light for sports court

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

BID­WILL Re­serve will re­ceive a $130,000 mul­ti­pur­pose sports court af­ter the pro­posal got the nod at a Black­town Coun­cil meet­ing last week.

Coun­cil­lor Char­lie Lowles met with sev­eral Bid­will com­mu­nity groups to de­cide what would best meet the needs of the com­mu­nity.

The coun­cil had about $69,000 to re­de­velop the area, but ap­proved a fur­ther $61,000 to cover the full cost of the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment.

The pro­posed de­vel­op­ment will fol­low the model of the re­cently in­stalled mul­ti­pur­pose court at He­ber Park and cater for dif­fer­ent sports, in­clud­ing vol­ley­ball, bas­ket­ball and soc­cer.

On Face­book, res­i­dents said the park was a good idea but feared it would be van­dalised.

“It is what the area needs, but it’s bound to be van­dalised by one of the dead­beats; leav­ing the good, de­cent kids, which there are many of, back to square one,” Amanda Kirk said.

Kim­berly McDeed sug­gested adding a football field.

“Why not even put a football field in?” she said.

Work on the park could start as early as next month.

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