UPGRADES FOR SPORTING FACILITIES IN THE NORTH

Several sporting facilities in the North are among the 73 projects across Victoria to score a share in $22 million from the Victorian Government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, today announced that three facilities in the Yan Yean electorate are set to receive funding, including:

  • $17,500 for Marngrook Oval in Diamond Creek towards the replacement of the old and damaged scoreboard with a new, digital/electronic scoreboard.
  • $12,000 for Diamond Creek Bowls Club to install an automated and more user-friendly lawn irrigation system
  • $250,000 for the installation of competition standard lighting at Wallan Tennis Complex and Kings Park Main Oval

With overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria, the Fund is supporting projects across five categories including Better Indoor Stadiums, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting, Facilities for Active Seniors, and Scoreboards and Fixed Equipment.

Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence also announced that the next round of the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund will open later this year, with up to $27 million available – including $10 million for female friendly facilities.

The Victorian Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014. The Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is also a key component of the government’s suite of community sport and active recreation infrastructure investment programs including the World Game Facilities Fund, Community Cricket Program, Community Motorsport Program, Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme and the popular Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.

For more information about the program and successful projects go to www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green

“Congratulations to our successful applicants – this boost will go a long way to support the growing number of people in the North keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.”

“It’s a great example of how the Victorian Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for more Victorians.”

 “The Victorian Government is giving communities like ours the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love.