Merrivale Football Netball Club and Merrivale Cricket Club will soon be enjoying modern sports facilities thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a $250,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver the Merrivale Recreation Reserve Irrigation, Electrical & Lighting Improvements Project.
The project scope includes the installation of automated sub surface irrigation, power upgrade and installation of sports ground lighting. The multi-scope project will improve the condition and usage of the oval for the football netball club in winter and the cricket club in summer.
The two sporting clubs were among grant recipients in the new round of the Labor Government’s $180 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
Victorian sports clubs are the lifeblood of our communities and they deserve modern, accessible and safe facilities – the Labor Government is delivering those facilities through its Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
The fund is developing new sport and active recreation facilities and rejuvenating tired grounds and ageing clubrooms across the state.
In this round of the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, over 90 projects will be supported across Victoria thanks to a $60 million boost from the Victorian Budget 2018/19.
It’s part of our commitment to promoting sports and active recreation and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.
Across Victoria we’ve already invested $420 million in community sport and recreation facilities and added a more than half a billion dollars in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to support sport across all levels.
Ms Tierney acknowledged the Warrnambool City Council, Merrivale Football Netball Club and the Merrivale Cricket Club for their commitment and financial contribution to the project.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Congratulations to the Merrivale Football Netball Club and the Merrivale Cricket Club – this funding boost will go a long way to supporting the growing number of people here in Warrnambool keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.”
“It is a great example of how we’re making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is giving local communities the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love.”