Labor Government Helping State Sporting Associations To Grow

30 November 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian state sporting associations new opportunities to build the infrastructure they need to grow.

Minister for Sport John Eren today announced Football Federation Victoria, Equestrian Victoria and the Victorian Rugby Union would share in $140,000 for infrastructure planning, so that new and existing grassroots competitors can enjoy the best facilities.

Victoria is the sporting state, and the Labor Government wants us to stay that way. All Victorians deserve great facilities to hone their skills and enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Our population is growing, and grassroots sport participation is booming. The Labor Government’s investment means leagues will be better equipped to welcome more competitors, umpires and volunteers than ever before.

Planning initiatives funded by the Labor Government include:

  • $55,000 to allow Football Federation Victoria to develop a facility plan to assess the quality and availability of soccer facilities across Victoria.
  • $50,000 to assist Equestrian Victoria to develop the State Equestrian Facility Plan.
  • $35,000 to Victorian Rugby Union to review existing facilities and identify the sport’s future facility needs.

The Labor Government wants all Victorians to have access to safe, modern facilities, no matter their age, gender, ability or where they live.

The Government’s $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is helping clubs update tired grounds and build the facilities they need.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren

“Our status as the sporting state is no accident. It takes considered investment and a real commitment to ensuring everyone has access to the great facilities they deserve.”

“Strategic planning is an important step in providing great facilities for Victorians. We’re helping organisations plan for the future.”

“We want all Victorians to have access to safe, modern facilities. Not just some Victorians, or the most gifted Victorians – all Victorians.”

Reviewed 10 February 2021

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