The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to have today received $4 million in funding through the Federal Government allowing the next stage of developments to take place at Belmore Sports Ground and the surrounding area.


The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP and The Hon. Tony Burke MP were joined by Bulldogs Chairman Mr Ray Dib, fellow Board Members and CEO Todd Greenberg for the announcement.


The Belmore area will now be known as the Sydney Multicultural Arts & Sports Precinct which will see the area from Belmore train station, down along the walkway through Terry Lamb Reserve, past Belmore Sports Ground and around to the Peter Moore Fields transformed.


The walkway through the Terry Lamb Reserve will be filled with a number of cultural markers featuring key moments and figures from within the local area whilst the southern end of both the Belmore Sports Ground and Peter Moore Fields will have the addition of grandstand seating (1,700 seats) with facilities available including a community activities centre (Belmore Sports Ground) and also a performing arts centre (Peter Moore Fields) for use by all members of the community.


With an injection of $4 million it is sure to be an area where all people from within the local community can meet as well as take place in the number of educational opportunities that will be made available.


Chairman Ray Dib was excited about the future for the area.


This is the next step of what has been a great period for the Belmore precinct, Dib said. With the development of the Centre of Excellence and administration offices now complete, this latest round of funding is for the people in the community.


The Bulldogs are extremely grateful for the support we have received from the Federal Government and we look forward to seeing the latest developments take shape.


Mr Burke said he was proud to deliver the arts and sports precinct for the Watson community.


I have worked closely with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Sydney Olympic Football Club and Canterbury City Council over the last 12 months to deliver this new facility for Sydney and our local area, Mr Burke said.


"This precinct has long been a home for multicultural engagement in sport. Now our diverse area will have a home for art, performance and music.