Apr 5, 2019

Media Release – Marrickville Golf Course for boost under Labor – Friday, 5 April 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a $350,000 upgrade for Marrickville Golf Club to improve function facilities to accommodate a growing community.

The much loved Marrickville Golf Course is already under fire with plans by the Greens to cut the size of the course.

But speaking at a Save Marrickville Golf Course Rally on Sunday, Labor Member for Barton Linda Burney will announce that a Labor Government will provide funds to support the growth of this wonderful community organisation.

The Club and its facilities is a favourite spot for local residents. However, it is finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the growing community.

The long awaited upgrades will include a new veranda and function space that will help the club cater for more functions and events, as well as additional sporting and community programs.

The investment will also support 20 jobs in the construction phase. The Club holds a special place in Linda Burney’s heart, having held a party for her supporters there in 2003.

The Member for Barton, Linda Burney, said:

“The Club and course goes to the very heart and soul of the character of Marrickville, and Labor will ensure it remains usable and accessible to our growing community This investment is integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our local community.”

The Member for Grayndler, Anthony Albanese, said:

“Marrickville Golf Club is a community institution that has operated since the 1940s. It’s where people have birthdays and celebrations, where people walk, many with their dogs along the Cooks River waterfront to enjoy the open space which is so limited in the Inner West. I am proud that Federal Labor is working to support this community facility that people have enjoyed for generations.”