Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that car parking and horse facilities are now back in action at Croom Regional Sporting Complex, after upgrades were carried out as part of the NSW Government’s Albion Park Rail bypass project.
Mr Ward said that work to reconfigure the sporting complex has provided surplus land which will become part of the 9.8 kilometre extension of the Princes Motorway.
“A number of milestones have already been reached for the overall sporting complex upgrade including changes to the public horse facilities, completion of a new car park and new grass netball courts,” he said.
“Crews have also been working to make a start on the new junior rugby league building and connect the Shellharbour City Stadium to the sewer network.
“The horse area is again open to the community, after it was closed in July to allow early work to be safely carried out on the bypass.
“The facilities include a new horse wash down area and a new public fenced horse arena.
“Complex users also have access to a new 90 space car park which is next to the existing Shellharbour City Stadium,” Mr Ward said.
“The cricket field has also reached a new milestone with earthwork now complete, with work on irrigation and drainage to be carried out during the next three months.
“Shellharbour City Council has provided $125,000 in funding towards works on the sporting complex which is great news for all visitors.
“Work to relocate the overhead power lines underground at the complex was continuing as part of early work for the bypass.
“When the NSW Government-funded project is completed, motorists will bypass up to 16 sets of traffic lights on the Princes Highway. Major work is expected to start on the bypass next year,” Mr Ward concluded.
For more information, please visit the following website at: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/illawarra/albion-park-rail-bypass/index.html.