Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla quis nibh risus. Pellentesque euismod, nisi id porttitor facilisis, enim lectus pulvinar leo, eu placerat elit mauris vitae sem. Quisque sagittis accumsan mi, non tristique orci viverra sit amet. Maecenas ac elit vitae sem scelerisque bibendum. Donec viverra augue mi, quis dapibus libero. Aliquam sit amet pretium orci. Maecenas fermentum lacus non massa sollicitudin tincidunt.

$80,000 boost gets Ballarat switched on to twilight soccer

Friday, 03 October 2014

The Ballarat North United Soccer Club can look forward to playing more soccer, following news of an $80,000 Victorian Coalition Government contribution towards new competition standard lighting at Russell Square South Oval.

Premier Denis Napthine was today joined by Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum, Liberal candidate for Wendouree Craig Coltman and Ballarat City Council Mayor, Cr John Philips at the ground to announce the funding from the Community Facility Funding Program – Soccer Facilities category.

"Sport and recreation facilities are important community assets that provide a social hub, particularly in growing regional cities like Ballarat," Dr Napthine said.

"Through the Community Facility Funding Program we're building more sustainable, quality sports infrastructure that caters for growth and encourages even more people to get active, which is a major goal of the Coalition Government," Dr Napthine said.

Mr Drum said the $80,000 funding boost will allow tenant clubs to train at their home facilities rather than travel to training at alternate venues in order to access appropriate lighting.

"The lighting upgrade supports increased participation all year round with additional benefits to sports such as touch football, cricket and AFL," Mr Drum said.

Mr Coltman acknowledged funding partner Ballarat City Council for securing the funding and thanked them for their $120,000 contribution towards the project.

"This is another example of the state, local governments and sports working together with communities to build a healthier, more active Victoria," Mr Coltman said.

"Since December 2010 the Coalition Government has invested over $85 million across a range of programs in more than 630 community sports facility projects like these, resulting in over $437 million of new local sporting infrastructure for Victorians," Dr Napthine said.

pdfDownload PDF 181.21 KB

Joomla Plugin

Media Releases

Tuesday 04 November 2014

Designers appointed for Melbourne Park redevelopment Stage 2

The Melbourne Park Redevelopment, which is worth more than $700 million has reached another milestone with the appointment of three design firms to deliver the project's second stage, Minister for Major ...

Monday 03 November 2014

Technical advisors appointed for major transport projects

Two of Victoria's landmark infrastructure projects have taken a major step forward with the appointment of Technical, Planning and Engagement Advisors for Melbourne Rail Link and the East West Link – western ...

Monday 03 November 2014

Nine Heritage grants for communities in Victoria

Nine community owned and publicly managed heritage places in Victoria have been awarded grants allowing vital conservation works to take place, Planning Minister Matthew Guy said today.

Monday 03 November 2014

$3 million to make a splash in Eltham

The Victorian Coalition Government will contribute $3 million towards a $15.9 million redevelopment of the Eltham Leisure Centre.

Monday 03 November 2014

Napthine Government delivers 950 PSOs ahead of schedule

The Napthine Government has cemented the Victorian rail network as one of the safest in Australia with today's deployment of PSOs bringing the total across the state to 950.

Monday 03 November 2014

Napthine Government commits to easing pressure of household energy bills

Victorian households will have greater assurance in managing their household budgets with the Napthine Government today committing to strong reforms to the retail energy code if re-elected.

MORE MEDIA RELEASES