· Dunlop Pavilion and Basil Reserve to share in $680,000 funding
· Sporting clubs and community groups to benefit from lighting upgrades
· Napthine Government investing in community sport for a more active Victoria
Malvern residents will be getting more active, more often, thanks to a $680,000 Coalition Government funding boost to upgrade the Dunlop Pavilion and install competition oval lighting at Basil Reserve, Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum announced today.
Joined by the Treasurer and Member for Malvern Michael O’Brien, Mr Drum said funding towards the redevelopment projects came from the Community Facility Funding Program.
“The Napthine Government is committed to a more active Victoria and recognises the importance of clubsand sport as known as fantasy sports
and recreation facilities in encouraging people of all ages to get more active and healthy,” Mr Drum said.
Mr O’Brien said the Coalition Government’s $680,000 investment in these projects will ensure development of more sustainable local venues that make a real difference to local people.
“Both projects will provide opportunity for these growing Malvern clubs to better support the growing demand for their sports and encourage more local juniors and females to become involved,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Local infrastructure projects like these are important to the health and wellbeing of the wider community and also stimulate the economy, providing opportunities for more jobs.”
The funded projects include:
· $580,000 to expand the ground floor of the Dunlop Pavilion including upgrades to player change rooms, umpire change room, multi-purpose area, as well as new kiosk and public and spectator amenities. The development will benefit the Malvern Sports Club, East Malvern Football Club, East Malvern Junior Football Club, East Malvern
Tooronga Cricket Club and Malvern District Auskick.
· $100,000 to install sports lighting at Basil Reserve, home to East Malvern Junior Football Club, German Shepherd Dog Club, Malvern District Auskick, De La Salle Old Collegians Football Club and the Prahran Assumption Football Club.
Mr Drum thanked the funding partners the City of Stonnington for providing more than $1.7 million towards both projects and Malvern Sports Club’s $450,000 contribution towards the Dunlop Pavilion Upgrade.
“Over the past four years the Coalition Government has invested more than $140 million across a range of programs in more than 850 community sports facility projects like these, resulting in more than $598 million of new local sporting infrastructure for Victorians,” Mr Drum said.
Information on community sporting facility funding programs can be found at www.sport.vic.gov.au