The long awaited redevelopment of the Spring Creek Netball Pavilion will become a reality under the Andrews Labor Government after Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced a $100,000 grant to the Surf Coast Shire today.
The Spring Creek Netball Pavilion Upgrade project will see the existing inadequate clubroom facility demolished and replaced with a new multi-use clubroom facility.
The new facility will include player change rooms, an umpire change room, a public, all-accessible toilet, competition/administrative office, first-aid/trainer’s room, kiosk, social area with bi-folding walls, a storage area and timber decking for enhanced spectator
Along with the grant from the Labor Government, the Surf Coast Shire has contributed $300,000 to the project with the Torquay Netball Club also contributing $50,000.
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:
“The Torquay Netball Club is a fantastic Club with four senior netball teams, 15 junior netball teams from under 11 to under 19, 20 coaches, 10 umpires, 13 committee members and a trainer.”
“This fabulous project will mean that these club members will be able to partake in the sport they love and access the services they deserve – at a facility they can be proud of.”
“I wish to congratulate the Club and the Surf Coast Shire on the enormous amount of work they have done on this project so far.”
“It is the last piece of the puzzle for what is a first-class sporting precinct here at Spring Creek Reserve.”
Quotes attributable to Surfcoast Shire Mayor, Cr Rose Hodge:
“This project will make a huge difference to netballers of all ages and I commend the Victorian Government and Torquay Netball Club for their support of this project.
“The Torquay Netball Club plays a vital role in the community and this project will be warmly welcomed by many people.
“The new pavilion will ensure the club has the state of the art facilities it needs to provide a secure base for its sports and community activities.”