Anglesea residents will have more opportunities to get physically active thanks to $60,000 in Victorian Government funding for the Lighting Up Anglesea Tennis Project – Stage 2 in Anglesea.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the Surf Coast Shire would receive a grant through the Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category.
“Victorians love their sport and recreation, especially here in the Surf Coast Shire. This funding will go a long way in helping the Anglesea Tennis Club cater for the increasing demand for Tennis in the area, particularly during the peak season” Ms Tierney said.
“We want to make it easier for the community to stay involved in the sport and recreation activities they enjoy, and to lead healthy and active lifestyles. That’s what our ‘Go for your life’ campaign is all about.
“That is why the Victorian Government is taking action to ensure communities have the local infrastructure they need to participate in the sport of their choice,” Ms Tierney said.
The project includes the installation of two light poles and replacement of existing light fittings to light two tennis courts.
Ms Tierney said the project in Anglesea was one of 76 projects to share in more than $3.8 million under the 2010-2011 Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category.
“Grants of up to $60,000 are available. Funding provided through the program supports local communities in the development and upgrade of community sport and recreation facilities.” Ms Tierney said.
“We want all Victorians to experience the benefits of an active lifestyle, that’s why we are working closely with local councils and communities to develop quality, accessible facilities,” she said.
Since 2000, the Victorian Government has invested more than $192 million through the Community Facilities Funding Program towards more than 2,000 community facility projects across Victoria.
For more information about the Community Facility Funding Program visit www.sport.vic.gov.au