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Labor Government Gives Duncan Mackinnon Clubs The Home Base They Deserve

28 October 2015

A new pavilion at Duncan MacKinnon Reserve is giving local clubs the facilities they need and the community a space for sport it can be proud of.

Minister for Sport John Eren today joined Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos to open the new double-story pavilion made possible thanks to a $500,000 Andrews Labor Government grant.

Local communities deserve safe, modern facilities to play sport, make friends and enjoy the great outdoors. Labor promised them, and is getting on with the job of delivering them.

The new pavilion brings local clubs under the one roof, and that means closer communities. The renovations will help lure more events to Duncan MacKinnon Reserve, like regional school sports and athletics competitions.

The upgrade includes change rooms, two kiosks, umpires change facilities and first aid facilities. A new kitchen and community meeting rooms will help clubs welcome new members and stage vital fundraisers.

The Labor Government is listening to local clubs, who say they want to replace tired grounds and build the facilities they need to grow, and the Government’s $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund just does that.

It includes $10 million for women’s change rooms – the single biggest investment in women’s participation in sport by a State Government in Australia – and the Government is also installing 1000 life-saving defibrillators at clubs across the state.

The Duncan MacKinnon Reserve project was funded in partnership with the Glen Eira City Council.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“All Victorians deserve access to modern, safe facilities to exercise and become the best they can be. It’s what we promised, and we’re getting on with the job of delivering.”

“By investing in facilities like pavilions and function rooms, we’re giving home teams extra opportunities to stage vital fundraisers – and that means stronger clubs.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos

“Sport is central to the lives of so many Glen Eira locals, and the Duncan MacKinnon Reserve is at the heart of the action. Our upgrade means local clubs can welcome more and more members.”

“We’re committed to making sport and recreation readily available to all Victorians. Not just some Victorians – all Victorians.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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