Football ground upgrade promised in Federal election commitment
Maitland Football Club will receive $1 million to upgrade Cooks Square Park, in the second election promise made by Federal Labor this week.
The commitment would fully fund the first of two upgrade stages at the East Maitland facility, in order to bring the ground up to National Premier League standards and better cater for women and players with a disability.
The project includes a new building with amenities, a club room, change sheds, referees room, equipment room and canteen, along with a suspended roof to provide a raised viewing area for spectators.
““Since I was elected in 2016, Cooks Square Park has been one of my priorities for Maitland,” Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson said.
“I’ve spoken with several groups about the grounds and I’m continuously told the club doesn’t have the facilities to reach it’s potential.”
A federal election will be held this year, however a date has not been announced.