Malvern’s sports community could soon become more active at an improved Toorak Park, thanks to an $80,000 funding boost announced today from the Victorian Government’s Community Facility Funding Program (CFFP).
Member for Malvern, Michael O’Brien MP, said the grant would help Stonnington Council kick start the floodlighting project which will provide even more opportunities for local clubs and the wider community to participate in sport.
“Sport and recreation clubs are vital to their communities, especially here in Malvern,” Mr O’Brien said.
“That’s why the Victorian Government is delighted to invest in sports facilities that bring even greater benefits to the community, encouraging people to get together and get more active, more often in Malvern,” Mr O’Brien said.
“This funding will help boost participation in local sport and recreation clubs to enable them to host bigger and better sporting events, accommodate more people of all abilities, and will play an important role in improving the health of the community for years to come,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The funding will be used to provide new and improved lighting infrastructure to assist in the continued growth of the local sports clubs by offering additional opportunities for evening training and match play, and would ensure that Toorak Park remained the premier sports ground in the Malvern electorate.”
Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hugh Delahunty said better sport and recreation facilities give more people the opportunity to get involved in local clubs and their communities.
“We want all Victorians to experience the benefits of physical activity and healthy lifestyles, and we are therefore pleased to work closely with local councils and communities to help them develop quality, accessible facilities,” Mr Delahunty said.
Michael O’Brien MP said the upgrade at Toorak Park was just one of a number of projects around the State to receive funding under the Minor Facilities category of the 2013/2014 round of the Community Facility Funding Program.
For more information about the Community Facility Funding Program visit www.sport.vic.gov.au.