Warrnambool residents will have more opportunities to exercise and enjoy the sports they love thanks to $60,000 in Victorian Government funding to develop a competition standard BMX track, in Warrnambool.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced the Warrnambool City Council would receive a grant through the latest round of the Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category.
“Victorians love their sport, especially here in Warrnambool. We want to make it easier for the community to stay involved in the sports and activities they enjoy, and to lead healthy and active lifestyles,” Ms Tierney said.
“This funding will go a long way in helping Warrnambool’s BMX facility to cater for the increasing demand for BMX in the area.
“Hopefully we’ll see even more people from joining in at the BMX facility once this project is complete,” Ms Tierney said.
The development of a competition standard BMX track includes:
– approximately 370 metres long (four straights averaging 75 metres),
– a starting hill,
– a pro gate,
– significant landscaping of the site,
– and post and rail fencing of the track and signage.
Ms Tierney said the project in Warrnambool is one of 63 projects to share in more than $3 million in the latest round of funding under the Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category.
“Through this program the Victorian Government is taking action to ensure communities have the local infrastructure they need to participate in the sport of their choice,” Ms Tierney said.
“We want all Victorians to experience the benefits of an active lifestyle, and we’re continuing to work closely with local councils and communities to develop quality, accessible facilities.
“Projects like these ensure local facilities remain an important place where the community can meet up, develop a sense of belonging and play the sports they love for years to come,” she said.
Since 2000, the Victorian Government has invested more than $200 million through the Community Facility Funding Program towards more than 2,150 community facility projects across Victoria.