Thirroul Junior Football Club needs your help.
They’re working to secure finding through the My Community Project scheme to build awnings over the existing amenities building at Thomas Gibson Park.
The State Government’s My Community Project will fund projects in each NSW electorate to help improve the wellbeing of the people that live there. If you live in NSW and are 16 years or older, you can vote for the projects in your electorate. Voting across NSW will close on 15 August 2019.
The cricket and soccer fields currently have an amenity building (with change rooms, toilets and the canteen) and the roof makes a great viewing platform. But it has no roof!
The proposed weather shelter is part of a grander plan to extend use of the facility. It would mean protection from the weather as well as additional seating space. It would also include water tanks so water from the roof could be used to improve the playing surface.
“Gibson Park is Thirroul’s “Village Green”,” says a spokesman for the JFC. ” It’s used by joggers, dog walkers, local schools, and organised cricket and soccer clubs.
“The park also, provides walking and cycling connections between nearby housing and Thirroul Beach, as well as Thirroul Railway Station. This proposal would mean respite from the sun for this community, as well as a refuge from the rain showers that can suddenly occur.”
Thirroul Junior Football Club will carry out the project. A Development Application has been prepared and if approved, work could be completed by the beginning of this year’s cricket season.
Go to the mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au website
1. Select your electorate – KEIRA
2. Log in or create a MyServiceNSW Account – The same account used to claim the Active Kids rebate