Mortlake residents can now enjoy better sporting facilities with the official opening of the new synthetic green at the Mortlake Bowling Club today by the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney.
The Mortlake Bowling Club were successful in receiving a $60,000 grant to replace their grass green with a synthetic green under the 2007-2008 round of the Community Facility Funding Program.
“The new facilities will encourage greater participation in physical activity by creating more opportunities for people of all abilities to get involved in their local community.
“This upgrade ensures that the Mortlake facilities are more robust, require less maintenance and are drought resistant.
“Quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities play an important role in building stronger communities across the state and therefore it is a pleasure to open these new facilities today,” Ms Tierney said.
In 2006 the Labor Government committed to do even more to help local sporting groups with the aim of helping all Victorian’s become involved in physically active and healthy lifestyles.
“We want to make it easier for the community to stay involved in the sports and activities they love.
“These new facilities are further evidence of this government’s commitment to assist all Victorians to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
“The Mortlake Bowling Club’s new facilities and the Community Facility Funding Program shows what great results can be achieved when the Government and local communities work together to benefit the community,” Ms Tierney said
For more information about the Community Facility Funding Program visit www.sport.vic.gov.au.