Colac residents will have more opportunities to get physically active thanks to $60,000 in Victorian Government funding to resurface of six netball courts under the Eastern Reserve Netball Court Redevelopment project.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the Colac Otway Shire would receive a grant through the Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category.
“This funding program provides grants of up to $60,000 to community sporting facilities in need of an upgrade.
“The project will assist in maintaining netball participation in a neighbourhood renewal area.
“Quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities play an important role in building stronger communities across the state.
“We want to make it easier for the community to stay involved in the sports and activities they love, and to lead healthy and active lifestyles,” Ms Tierney said.
Ms Tierney said the project in Colac was one of 69 projects to share in more than $3.4 million in funding under the 2009-2010 round of the Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category.
“Funding provided through the program supports local government in the development and upgrade of community sport and recreation facilities,” she said.
Sport and Recreation Minister, James Merlino, said the Community Facility Funding Program was helping councils to provide quality sport and recreation facilities for their local communities.
“Since 2000, the Victorian Government has invested over $186 million through the Community Facility Funding Program towards more than 1950 community facility projects,” Mr Merlino said.
For more information about the Community Facility Funding Program visit www.sport.vic.gov.au.