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

Sunday 26 October 2014

New Children’s Court youth diversion program

A re-elected Napthine Government will establish a statewide youth diversion program through the Children's Court of Victoria that will help young people turn away from crime and get their life back on ...

Sunday 26 October 2014

Coalition to clean up debt collection industry

A re-elected Napthine Coalition Government will legislate to crack down on rogue debt collectors, following the failure of Labor's 2010 changes that removed any effective oversight of the industry, Attorney-General ...

Saturday 25 October 2014

Intralot to exit Victorian public lottery market

Premier Denis Napthine has announced Victoria will return to having a single operator of public lotteries.

Saturday 25 October 2014

Plan for live webcam stream of boat ramps part of $6 million boating infrastructure investment

Minister for Ports David Hodgett today announced over $6 million worth of projects for the annual Boating Safety and Facilities Program, which will improve safety and accessibility on Victoria's waterways ...

Saturday 25 October 2014

Exclusive negotiations begin for potential redevelopment of former Moolap salt works site

Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and Treasurer Michael O'Brien today announced the Victorian Coalition Government has entered into exclusive negotiations with the Ridley Corporation for the potential redevelopment ...

Friday 24 October 2014

$4.6 million investment in Carrum Downs sport and CFA station

Premier Denis Napthine today announced a re-elected Coalition Government will invest $4.6 million in Carrum Downs to relocate and build a new local CFA station as well as undertake major enhancements to ...