More people in Darebin will be getting more active, more often, following today's news of a $100,000 funding boost to redevelop the Hayes Park Pavilion in Thornbury.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty today joined Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Craig Ondarchie to announce the funding which is part of the Victorian Coalition Government's Strengthening the World Game Program, to build better facilities for local people across the state.
"A key objective of the Coalition Government is to build healthy and active communities," Mr Delahunty said.
"To achieve this goal, we need quality community facilities that encourage local people to play the sports they love for many years to come.
"Our investment in this project is part of our plan to build more sustainable local venues that make a difference to local people.
"Sporting facilities are important community assets and provide a social hub where people meet up and at the same time get fit and healthy.
"As well as the sporting benefits, we are also helping to stimulate the local economy and create jobs throughout the construction phase and beyond," Mr Delahunty said.
The upgrade to Hayes Park Pavilion will include:
- installation of change facilities for both male and female participants;
- toilet amenities;
- access ramp; and
- parking for people with disabilities.
Mr Delahunty commended Darebin City Council for its contribution of over $550,000. He also praised the Northern Falcons Soccer Club and the Holy Trinity Cricket Club for contributing over $45,000 towards the upgrade.
"This is just one way we are delivering on the Coalition Government's commitment to grow the economy, build infrastructure and contribute to sport and the health and wellbeing of Victoria," Mr Delahunty said.
For more information about community sporting facility funding programs on offer, please visit www.sport.vic.gov.au