More Victorian regional football and netball clubs can look forward to celebrating future finals seasons in style, following today's announcement of more than $407,000 from the Victorian Coalition Government's Country Football Netball Program.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty was in Ballarat today to announce the six facility development projects that will share in the funding as part of the Coalition Government's commitment to investing in sporting infrastructure in regional communities.
"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 for, and support the local teams they love throughout the year, especially during finals.
"Our investment in this program is part of our plan to build sporting facilities for communities that make a difference to local people," Mr Delahunty said.
Projects set to receive funding in the new round are:
- $80,000 towards a new netball court, with lighting and coaches box at Corryong Recreation Reserve;
- $90,000 for new female change rooms at the Manangatang Recreation Reserve;
- $50,000 to upgrade the oval lighting at Navarre Football Ground;
- $60,000 towards two new netball courts with lighting, spectator shelter and change room facilities at Gellibrand Recreation Reserve;
- $60,000 to redevelop two netball courts at Tyrendarra Recreation Reserve; and
- $67,872 to redevelop male and female umpire change rooms and a meeting room at Nhill and District Sporting Club.Mr Delahunty said the Coalition Government was focussed on building better sporting facilities for local people across the state, while also delivering important outcomes for the Victorian community.
Mr Delahunty congratulated the six local Councils for securing the funding and thanked the football and netball clubs for their hard work and contributions to make these projects a reality.