SPORTS fans of Wonthaggi and Grantville will have improved facilities thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.
Bass MP Jordan Crugnale last week announced a tennis court at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve will be converted into a multi-sport space, through a $180,000 grant from the 2019-20 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
The space will include a cricket training area and a soccer pitch, enabling it to be used for a range of activities.
In Grantville, the State Government is investing a further $250,000 from the fund to redevelop the Grantville Recreation Reserve through the Grantville Activation Project.
The redevelopment will see two competition standard tennis courts be built, as well as a multi-sport space, junior playspace and a skate park.
The Bass Coast Shire Council was also acknowledged for its commitment and financial contribution of $250,000 for the Grantville project.
The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is developing new sport and active recreation infrastructure and rejuvenating tired grounds and ageing clubrooms across the state.
“This boost will go a long way to support the growing number of people in Grantville and Wonthaggi area who are keen to get active,” Ms Crugnale said.
“It’s a great example of how the Andrews Labor Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and
inclusive for all Victorians.
“Sporting clubs are the focal point of our communities, and deserve modern, accessible and safe facilities – and we’re delivering them.”
Bass Coast Shire Council Deputy Mayor Cr Bruce Kent recreation facilities are vitally important to communities.
“We welcome this investment from the State Government to improve sporting facilities at Wonthaggi and Grantville.
“Both of these projects are very exciting and further demonstrate Council’s commitment to improve community facilities across the shire, as well as the wonderful partnerships we have forged with the State Government and importantly, our local clubs and community organisations.
“Thank you to local member for Bass,
Jordan Crugnale MP, for your partnership and support.”
Both projects are expected to be delivered in the 2019-20 financial year.
The Grantville project will see two new compliant tennis courts, one of which will be built to accommodate a range of activities, a local level skate park and new playground. This project will encourage greater participation for the growing Grantville community.
The Wonthaggi project will see one of the existing tennis courts redeveloped into an all year round cricket and multipurpose training facility.
Five cricket training wickets will be able to be converted through retractable netting into a large synthetic training area, this project will be great for cricket, soccer and AFL in Wonthaggi.