The Andrews Labor Government is improving the Eastern Park Recreation Reserve, giving local players and their families the great facilities they deserve.
Treasurer Tim Pallas and Member for Eastern Victoria Daniel Mulino today announced an $80,000 Country Football Netball Grant, which gives rural and regional clubs opportunities to update tired grounds and build the bases they need.
The Eastern Park Recreation Reserve Lighting Project involves the installation of floodlighting to 50 lux with capacity to increase to 100 lux, providing more opportunities for night matches and training sessions.
The Labor Government is teaming up with the AFL, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria to support country football and netball clubs all over the state attract more members and grow, because everybody deserves equal facilities, no matter where they live.
In total, the Labor Government’s latest round of Country Football Netball Program funding is investing $2.19 million at 23 sites across the state. Since 2005, the program has upgraded 425 venues throughout Victoria.
Sport is the fabric of Victoria’s suburbs and towns. Local clubs are where communities connect, kids make friends and young players become stars. The Labor Government promised regional communities the best facilities, and that’s what we’re delivering.
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Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas
“The Country Football Netball Program gives local clubs all over Victoria the facilities to attract more members and thrive, no matter where they’re based.”
“Everyone deserves equal facilities to get out on the field and give their all. We promised them, and we’re delivering them.”
Quote attributable to Harriet Shing Member for Eastern Victoria
“Our upgrade of Eastern Park Recreation Reserve will give local players and their families the best facilities, and clubs the best opportunity to grow.”
Quote attributable to Daniel Mulino Member for Eastern Victoria
“This investment in Eastern Park Recreation Reserve will provide the Warragul community with improved access to quality sporting facilities, and shows that when it comes to improving country sporting facilities, the Andrews Labor Government is getting it done.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020