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Labor Government Building The Best Sports Facilities In Bunyip And Ellinbank

01 April 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is giving the Bunyip and Ellinbank communities the safe, modern grassroots sports facilities they deserve.

Minister for Sport John Eren today visited the Bunyip Showgrounds Reserve and the Ellinbank Recreation Reserve, where the Labor Government is investing $200,000 giving local players and their families facilities they can be proud of.

The Labor Government is getting on with the job of helping communities all over Victoria update tired grounds and build the facilities they need.

At Bunyip, the Labor Government’s $100,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund investment will mean the Bunyip Netball Club will no longer have to share a single-room facility with the nearby tennis club.

The new building will come complete with players’ change rooms for home and visiting clubs, toilets and showers, a social space for important fundraisers and a multipurpose space for community events. An undercover viewing area is also planned.

A new pavilion at the Ellinbank Recreation Reserve will feature players’ and umpires’ change rooms that meet AFL standards, club offices, a medical room and a gym. It will help the Ellinbank Football Netball Club attract more members and grow.

The Labor Government’s $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is helping clubs update tired grounds and build the facilities they need all over the State. A $10 million fund for women’s change rooms is the single biggest investment in women’s participation in sport by an Australian state government.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren

“Community sport is the heart and soul of Gippsland. We’re upgrading grassroots facilities to give families the facilities they deserve and clubs a home they can be proud of.”

“New facilities at Bunyip and Ellinbank will mean no more getting changed in car parks or on the side of the netball courts.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing

“Community sport is as popular as ever in Gippsland. We’re listening to our local clubs, who say they need modern facilities so that they can welcome more members and thrive.”

“Gippslanders love sport, and our local and visiting players deserve safe, modern facilities. That’s what we promised, and we’re getting on with the job of delivering them, so that more people can compete in the region.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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