Portland residents will have more opportunities to enjoy the sports and recreational facilities they love thanks to $55,229 in Victorian Government funding to build an accessible fishing platform at the Fawthrop Canal, Canal Court, Portland.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP, today announced the Glenelg Shire would receive a grant through the latest round of the Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category.
“Victorians love their sport and recreation, especially here in Portland.
“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.
Ms Tierney said the project in Portland 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,” Ms Tierney 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.