Green light for sports court
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.