For the latest advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) visit: www.australia.gov.au

$30,000 SOUTH STREET PLAYGROUND UPGRADE BRINGS SCHOOL COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Located between two primary schools, the South Street playground in Drummoyne has been transformed thanks to the Morrison Government’s Local Schools Community Fund.
 
Dr Fiona Martin MP, Member for Reid, was pleased to visit St Mark’s Catholic Primary School and Drummoyne Public School to see how the outdoor space has been transformed through $30,000 of federal funding.
 
“The two schools decided to pool their federal grants to upgrade the land that divided their two campuses,” Dr Martin said.
 
“The final results are just stunning. Old cement has been replaced by synthetic sports turf, with new basketball and netball hoops for the students to enjoy.”
 
Drummoyne Public School Principal Mr Brian Dill said that the new playground is an outdoor space enjoyed by everyone in the community.

“South Street playground is a popular retreat for locals during COVID-19 restrictions,” Mr Dill said.

“It’s an excellent community space providing an important recreational area for children, parents and neighbours of Drummoyne Public School to enjoy basketball, netball, handball and cricket.”

St Mark’s Catholic Primary School Principal Ms Rachel Bourke said that students are enjoying the new playground.
 
“Students love playing on South Street both at lunch times and after school. The netball and basketball rings are well used,” she said.
 
“This corridor of land is now a playground that students from both schools can enjoy, as well as the broader community,” Dr Martin said.
 
“It’s just one example among many in Reid showing how the Morrison Government’s Local Schools Community Fund is giving our school communities the infrastructure they need.”
 

Media contact
Vanessa Papastavros | 02 9715 7444 | Vanessa.Papastavros@aph.gov.au