Thirroul JFC needs your help to secure funding through the My Community Project scheme for the construction of awnings over and adjacent to the existing amenities building at the cricket/soccer fields at Thomas Gibson Park.
The cricket and soccer fields at Gibson Park currently have an amenity building containing change rooms, toilets and canteen. The building roof provides a great viewing area for both sporting activities.
However, there is no protection from harmful UV rays during summer and no shelter, at all, from rain storms all year round.
This construction of a Weather Shelter will ensure:
Protection from the weather and additional seating for all the activities that take place in Thirroul's "Village Green".
Environmental benefits, including water tanks to store water from the roof to be used to improve the playing surfaces.
Continuation of an ongoing plan to develop Gibson Park to cater for the increase in the use of the facility.
Enhancing the "Village Green" of Thirroul
Gibson Park is Thirroul’s "Village Green”. It is used by joggers, dog walkers, the local schools, as well as organised cricket and soccer. It also, provides walking and cycling connections between the nearby housing and Thirroul Beach, as well as Thirroul Railway Station. This proposal provides respite from the sun for this community, as well as a refuge from the rain showers that can suddenly occur.
Thirroul Junior Football Club, the users of the soccer fields, will carry out the project. The club has a history of carrying out projects to the benefit of Gibson Park and the community in general, including field drainage and lighting to night game standard.
A Development Application has been prepared for this proposal 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