Port Fairy residents will have more opportunities to exercise and play the sports they love thanks to the redevelopment of the Port Fairy Bowls Club.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the Port Fairy Bowls Club was a winner under the Victorian Budget 2017/18, with funding for the Port Fairy Bowls Club Redevelopment Project.
This project will redevelop the existing facilities at the Port Fairy Bowls Club, including an indoor bowling green.
We know grassroots clubs are the heart of our community, and we’re giving more locals in Port Fairy the safe, modern and inclusive facilities they deserve.
“I wish to congratulate the Port Fairy Bowls Club on the enormous amount of work they have done on this project so far,” Ms Tierney said.
Our Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is making a real difference on the ground, and the Budget includes an extra $10 million boost to give more local clubs the facilities they need to grow and attract more members than ever before.
The Fund is upgrading tired sports grounds and ageing clubrooms across the state for all Victorians.
It includes $10 million for Female Friendly Facilities to build or upgrade women’s change rooms, meaning female players will never again have to use make-shift areas to get ready for the big game.
This is one of the biggest ever investments in women’s participation in sport by an Australian state government.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Victorians love their sport, especially here in Port Fairy. We want to make it easier for the community to stay involved in the sports and activities they enjoy, and to lead healthy and active lifestyles.”
“This exciting project at the Port Fairy Bowls Club will build facilities they can be proud of, while opening more doors for locals to get fit and healthy.”
“The Andrews Labor Government believes every player deserves equal access to equal facilities – and that’s exactly what we’re delivering here in Port Fairy.”
“This funding will go a long way in helping the Port Fairy Bowling Club cater for the demand for bowling in the area.”
“Hopefully we’ll see even more people from Port Fairy and surrounds joining in at the Bowling Club once this project is complete.”