Wollondilly sportsgrounds to be upgraded under Liberal government

Wollondilly Liberal candidate Nathaniel Smith has promised major upgrades to sporting facilities in the shire if the Coalition is reelected next weekend.

The Liberals have pledged a $1 million upgrade to the Tahmoor netball courts, $35,000 to upgrade Tahmoor Little Athletics equipment and facilities and more than $1 million to upgrade Picton Sportsground.

"As a huge sports fan and a dad of two sporty kids, I know how important local sporting facilities are," Mr Smith said.

"Sport loses some of its enjoyment if you're trying to tackle someone on ground that feels like solid concrete, or trying to get the ball to your goal attack while piles of dust are impeding your vision.

"Because the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government has worked hard to balance the budget, leaving NSW with no debt, we are able to invest in important community facilities like the Tahmoor Sportsground.

"I will continue to advocate for this community, to ensure that our kids have the sports, school and health facilities that will make growing up in this region the best experience it could possibly be."

Wollondilly Netball Association vice president Kaylene Scrimgeour  praised the announcement.

"By getting to redevelop the 12 courts we will ensure the continuation of a netball competition in the Wollondilly shire and give the 700 players from the eight clubs the ability to continue playing netball here," she said.

Andrew Merchant, Picton Rangers Football Club committee member, said the funding would help more than just local sports clubs.

"Investment of this magnitude into the Picton community would ensure the continued growth of not just our club, but many sporting and recreational activities in the region," he said.

"Additional facilities would improve safety, boost participation and draw significant business to the Picton township from which we all benefit."