Upgraded sports court at Bidwill Reserve ‘a godsend’
BASKETBALLERS, soccer players and families have benefited from a major upgrade to Bidwill Reserve by Blacktown Council.
The $130,000 multipurpose sports court, off King Square, is the most obvious change, and locals gathered with Mayor Stephen Bali and councillors to celebrate.
According to Chifley College’s Meki Oli, the number of people playing basketball and other sports has increased since the reserve was renovated. “There used to be one group playing basketball, now there are 10 and I have more wanting to take part,” Mr Oli said.
Uniting Church minister John Dacey said the atmosphere of the neighbourhood had changed.
“We really appreciate the way council worked with the community,” he said. “There has been a difference in the way the area is being treated since all the improvement work was carried out.”
According to Mt Druitt Learning Ground project manager Debbie Higginson the upgrade has increased local pride.
“Working with council and housing and achieving a positive outcome, that has been a godsend,” Ms Higginson said.
“I feel they will both now be more open to listening to the community and spend the money to boost morale and lessen the crime rate by helping build a better Bidwill.”
The community has benefited from a major upgrade to Bidwill Reserve.