The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of giving the Bannockburn community the great sport and recreation facilities it deserves.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced a $67,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver the Bannockburn Cricket Nets Project for the local community.
The project will involve the construction of a brand new state-of-the-art outdoor cricket
training facility. The facility will include three individual cricket training nets which can be converted into one full size multi-use synthetic training area.
The Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is giving communities all
over Victoria the state-of-the-art sport and recreation facilities we promised.
Grassroots sports clubs are the lifeblood of Victoria’s suburbs and towns. The Labor Government is listening to communities, who say they need better sport and recreation
facilities to attract more members and grow.
Victoria’s population is set to boom – that’s why the $100 million Community Sports
Infrastructure Fund is so important.
Victoria is the sporting state, and the Labor Government wants it to stay that way. The
Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is helping clubs update tired grounds, and communities build the facilities they need.
It includes a $10 million fund for women’s change rooms – the single biggest investment in women’s participation in sport by an Australian state government.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP:
“They love their cricket here at the Bannockburn Bulls Cricket Club, and this fabulous project will mean participants of all abilities will be able to strut their stuff at a facility
they can be proud of.”
“The Bulls are fantastic community club run exclusively by volunteers with more than 100 playing members from the age of 7 to 60.”
“The Bulls had a tremendous season last year making the grand final in all three senior grades. These new facilities will help them build on that success into the future.
“I congratulate the Club and the Golden Plains Shire on their work so far and wish them every success in the future.”
“We promised the Bannockburn community the great sporting facilities it deserves, and that’s exactly what we’re delivering.”