Footballers and netballers in Warrnambool will enjoy better sporting facilities thanks to the redevelopment of Reid Oval in Warrnambool.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the Warrnambool region was a winner under the Victorian Budget 2017/18, with $100,000 funding for the Reid Oval Redevelopment Project.
Clubs that will benefit from this project include East Warrnambool Football Netball Club, Warrnambool Football Netball Club and Nestles Cricket Club.
We know grassroots clubs are the heart of our community, and we’re giving more locals in Warrnambool the safe, modern and inclusive facilities they deserve.
“I wish to congratulate the Warrnambool City Council 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 Warrnambool. 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 Reid Oval 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 Warrnambool.”
“For too long, communities all over Victoria have had to contend with ageing facilities. We promised we’d help clubs update tired grounds and build the facilities they need.”