Labor Kicks Off More Grants To Revamp Sports Facilities

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian clubs, sporting organisations and councils another chance to secure funding to build modern and safer grassroots sports facilities and new multi-sport indoor stadiums.

Minister for Sport John Eren today announced that applications are now open for the next round of the $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and the $22 million Better Indoor Stadiums Fund.    

Local sports clubs are the lifeblood of our towns. They deserve modern, safe, inclusive and fully-accessible facilities with room to grow and welcome more members than ever before.

The first round of the Better Indoor Stadiums Fund delivered funding for the Oakleigh Recreation Centre Redevelopment, a new indoor sporting complex at HE Parker Reserve in Heathmont and expansion of the Myrtleford Indoor Sports Stadium.

Now, even more sporting organisations, working with their local councils, can benefit.

More grants of up to $3 million are now up for grabs to develop new, or expand existing indoor multi-sport stadiums to meet soaring demand for greater court space.

These stadiums are a hive of activity for more than 450,000 Victorians that play indoor sports like volleyball, basketball, netball and badminton.

We’re helping clubs transform tired sports grounds and ageing clubrooms to encourage more people to get involved and stay fit and healthy.

It also includes $10 million for Female Friendly Facilities to build or upgrade women’s change rooms – meaning female players will never again have to use make-shift areas to prepare for competition and training.

This is one of the biggest ever investments in women’s participation in sport by an Australian state government.

For more information or to apply online visit www.sport.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“This is about giving our grassroots sporting clubs the facilities they deserve and can be proud of.”

“We know demand for indoor court space is outstripping supply – that’s why we’re ensuring more players can get on the court where they want, when they want.”

“I urge councils and sporting organisations to apply now and kick start new projects that can make a real difference to people’s lives.”