The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of giving the Warrnambool community the great sport and recreation facilities it deserves.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced a $100,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver Stage 2 of the Brierly Reserve Master Plan.
This project provides for the re-establishment of bore water to Brierly Reserve which includes new water supply to the two sports grounds and automated irrigation to the Western Ground (turf wicket).
This will result in reduced water costs, improved ground condition and support the club’s many volunteers.
As well as the $100,000 contribution from the Andrews Labor Government, the Warrnambool City Council will contribute $165,000 and the Brierly Christ Church Cricket Club an additional $10,000 for this project.
The funding is part of the Community Cricket Program: On Common Ground, which the Victorian Government is delivering in partnership with Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia.
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 Andrews Labor Government promised the Warrnambool community the great sporting facilities it deserves, and that’s exactly what we’re delivering.”
“The Warrnambool community loves its sport, especially their cricket, and this important project will mean participants of all abilities will be able to enjoy their cricket at a facility they can be proud of.”
“I wish to acknowledge all of the hard work done by the Warrnambool City Council, Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia, the Brierly Christ Church Cricket Club and the Friends of Brierly Reserve in getting this project off the ground.”
“Community clubs such as Brierly Christ Church Cricket Club and the Modern Dog Training Club that also use the Reserve are an integral part of our communities.”
“I congratulate them on this announcement and look forward to seeing the completed works.”