The Colac community will soon be enjoying modern sports facilities thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Government.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a $375,164 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver the Central Reserve Lighting and Court Redevelopment project.
Central Reserve is home to a number of community organisations including:
- Colac Tigers Football and Netball Club
- Colac and District Football Netball League
- Colac Otway Rovers Football (Soccer) Club
- Little Athletics Colac
- Colac Youth and Recreation Club
- Colac and District Dog Obedience
- Colac 8 Ball Club
- Colac Budgerigar Club
The Colac Otway Shire Council was among grant recipients in the new round of the Labor Government’s $180 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
Today’s grant announcements will enable the Council to redevelop the courts and lighting to meet standards.
Victorian sports clubs are the lifeblood of our towns, and they deserve modern, accessible, and safe facilities. The Andrews Government is getting on with delivering them.
The fund is helping clubs with new sport and active recreation facilities and rejuvenating tired grounds and ageing clubrooms across the state.
The boost is part of our commitment to promoting sports and active recreation, and encouraging all Victorians to get involved and enjoy the sport and recreation they love.
Across Victoria we’ve invested more than $420 million in community sport and recreation facilities getting more people moving across the state and helping bring communities together.
It’s backed by almost half a billion dollars in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to ensure sport and active recreation continue to be accessible to everyone regardless of gender or location.
Ms Tierney acknowledged Colac Otway Shire Council for their commitment and financial contribution to the project.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Central Reserve is the showpiece sporting facility in Colac – this boost will go a long way to support the growing number of people in Colac keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.“
“This funding is a great example of how the Andrews Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians.”
“The Andrews Government is giving local communities the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love.”