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New Haddon Recreation Reserve Kicking Goals

20 May 2015

Better change rooms and improved viewing areas headline a $305,000 upgrade of Haddon Recreation Reserve unveiled today.

Minister for Regional Development and Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, officially opened the new redevelopment, made possible by a $100,000 Victorian Government Community Facility Funding Program grant.

The improvements include bigger change rooms with men’s and women’s amenities, function space, a kitchenette and new sheltered spectator areas.

The new facility will help the club host more training sessions, develop programs and stage bigger and better events – including vital fundraisers. Schools and community groups will also be able to make use of the Haddon Recreation Reserve facility.

The Labor Government is building better sporting facilities for regional communities, where 25 per cent of the state’s population live.

The Government will spend $100 million upgrading community sporting facilities over the next four years, including $10 million on upgrading female change rooms and $10 million on improving cricket facilities.

Sport connects our suburbs and towns, giving families the chance to socialise and kids the experiences that stay with them for life.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development and Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford

“Community sport connects our regional communities. This upgrade will give locals modern, safe facilities to play their game, socialise and stay healthy.”

“Labor’s first Budget invests in sport and creates more opportunities for Victorians.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren

“Community sport is more popular than ever. Our investment provides much needed extra space for clubs to keep up with increasing demand.”

“The Labor Government is investing $100 million in community sporting facilities across the state to help clubs grow.”

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