Winchelsea Golf Club now has a state-of-the-art automated irrigation system keeping its course green and in excellent condition year-round thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney officially opened the new irrigation system today, made possible thanks to $75,000 from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
Winchelsea Golf Club has been an important part of the local community for nearly 90 years and has been progressive in its development of women, junior and all ability participation. The club has been restricted by the inefficient irrigation system, which had a significant impact on scheduling and facility use.
The new system can be programmed to run overnight and uses recycled water through increased watering efficiency.
The Government is getting on with supporting sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.
Across Victoria the government has invested more than $850 million in community sport and recreation facilities since 2014.
The Government also acknowledged project partners Winchelsea Golf Club and Surf Coast Shire Council for their investment and support of the project.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“This irrigation system is a win-win for the Club, its members and the environment.”
“It will keep the course in top condition throughout the year, significantly extending playing time so that players of all abilities can get out there and enjoy the game they love.”
“Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to get involved in local sport and lead healthy and active lifestyles.”