Jetty Flat Reserve is among 73 projects to score a share in $22 million from the Victorian Government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a $500,000 grant for Warrnambool City Council’s Jetty Flat Reserve Pavilion Redevelopment Project.
Once complete the project will feature two new change rooms with unisex amenities, new designated umpire amenities, and refurbish the existing pavilion to provide updated public and accessible amenities, shared kitchen/canteen area, office space and social rooms.
It will provide the perfect base for the Russells Creek Cricket Club and Warrnambool BMX Club to build on their memberships, training, competitions and development programs.
With overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria, the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is supporting projects across five categories including Better Indoor Stadiums, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting, Facilities for Active Seniors, and Scoreboards and Fixed Equipment.
From new LED sports lighting installations to new indoor multi-sport courts, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for more Victorians to secure the benefits of participating in sport and active recreation.
Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence also announced that the next round of the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund will open later this year, with up to $27 million available – including $10 million for female friendly facilities.
The Victorian Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.
The Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is also a key component of the government’s suite of community sport and active recreation infrastructure investment programs including the World Game Facilities Fund, Community Cricket Program, Community Motorsport Program, Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme and the popular Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.
Ms Tierney acknowledged the Warrnambool City Council, Russells Creek Cricket Club and Warrnambool BMX for their commitment and financial contributions to the project.
For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit: sport.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Congratulations to the Russell Creeks Cricket Club, Warrnambool BMX Club and all the other sporting clubs that call Jetty Flat Reserve home. This boost will go a long way to support the growing number of people keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.”
“Local clubs bring so many of us together. They are often the glue that keeps communities together – in good times and tough times. This is a great example of how the Victorian Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for more Victorians.”
“The Victorian Government is giving communities like ours the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love.”