More than $40,000 will assist with upgrades for the Killarney Recreation Reserve and restoration works at the Purnim Mechanics Institute Hall, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Stewardship in Action grants announced today by Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney.
“These grants will assist with important works for the hall and the recreation reserve.
“I congratulate the committees of management who’ve secured these grants and thank them for their ongoing commitment to managing and maintaining local facilities for the benefit of the entire community,” Ms Tierney said.
Ms Tierney said grants to committees of management in the South-West Coast included:
• $14,317 to restore the Purnim Mechanics Institute Hall.
• $27,450 towards the renovation and upgrade of the Killarney Recreation Reserve Hall.
Community committees throughout provincial Victoria have shared in $492,224 in Stewardship in Action grants to upgrade much-loved local public facilities located on Crown land reserves.
Ms Tierney said the 61 grants – from $429 to $30,000 – will help improve everything from sports facilities, community halls and picnic tables to disabled access, water supplies, toilets and fences.
“The Victorian Government appreciates the important function that these facilities play in the lives of local communities, particularly in small towns in provincial Victoria,” Ms Tierney said.
“It’s a pleasure to support the hard work so many members of local Committees of Management give to protect, upgrade and maintain public assets for their communities.”
The Stewardship in Action grants deliver on the Victorian Government’s Moving Forward initiative, delivering $1.75 million over four years from the Provincial Victoria Growth Fund.
This four-year program began with $250,000 granted in 2005/06, growing to about $500,000 in annual funding to assist volunteer communities improve assets, infrastructure and public facilities on Crown land reserves in provincial Victoria.
Moving Forward is a $502 million Victorian Government program to build on and stimulate growth in Provincial Victoria.