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$800,000 FUNDING BOOST FOR ST LEONARDS FIRE BRIGADE

Volunteer firefighters at St Leonards Fire Brigade will benefit from an $800,000 funding commitment in the 2018-19 Victorian Budget.

LEOPOLD COMMUNITY HALL

On another matter, on Monday, 21 May, I had the pleasure of visiting the Leopold community hall to announce a community support fund grant of $75 400 to construct a storage room, to free up greatly needed floor space for users. The Leopold hall was built in 1893 and ever since has played an important and integral role in community life. In 2007 I was pleased that we were able to get a state grant of $102 000, which allowed for significant upgrades. Today the hall is utilised by hundreds of locals each week from young to old. I was very pleased to have got this latest funding, and I want to thank president Kevin Smith, vice‑president Graeme Peacock and secretary Gordon Dendle.

LEOPOLD COMMUNITY HALL

On another matter, on Monday, 21 May, I had the pleasure of visiting the Leopold community hall to announce a community support fund grant of $75 400 to construct a storage room, to free up greatly needed floor space for users. The Leopold hall was built in 1893 and ever since has played an important and integral role in community life. In 2007 I was pleased that we were able to get a state grant of $102 000, which allowed for significant upgrades. Today the hall is utilised by hundreds of locals each week from young to old. I was very pleased to have got this latest funding, and I want to thank president Kevin Smith, vice‑president Graeme Peacock and secretary Gordon Dendle.

POINT LONSDALE TENNIS CLUB

On Monday, 14 May, I was pleased to open the court resurface and lighting upgrade project of the Point Lonsdale Tennis Club. The Point Lonsdale Tennis Club is a great club that boasts 600 members and is considered to be in the top 10 clubs across the state. Since its formation in 1931, the club has gone from strength to strength. In 2005 the club installed artificial grass courts and lights, which I was also pleased to open and to fund. This current upgrade of $190 000 was totally funded by the club through its hardworking, committed members. I take this opportunity to congratulate all those members, led by president Ian Britton and his committee, including club coach Denis Day and club stalwart Cynthia Moore, who remarkably has been a committee member for 60 years.

POINT LONSDALE TENNIS CLUB

On Monday, 14 May, I was pleased to open the court resurface and lighting upgrade project of the Point Lonsdale Tennis Club. The Point Lonsdale Tennis Club is a great club that boasts 600 members and is considered to be in the top 10 clubs across the state. Since its formation in 1931, the club has gone from strength to strength. In 2005 the club installed artificial grass courts and lights, which I was also pleased to open and to fund. This current upgrade of $190 000 was totally funded by the club through its hardworking, committed members. I take this opportunity to congratulate all those members, led by president Ian Britton and his committee, including club coach Denis Day and club stalwart Cynthia Moore, who remarkably has been a committee member for 60 years.

PICK YOUR PROJECT: GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY FUND NOW OPEN

Locals now have the chance to pitch their ideas for community projects and to vote for them, under the State Government’s new $30 million...

 

COASTCARE FUNDS COMMUNITY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

Volunteer groups working to protect and preserve Victoria’s coastal landscapes will share in almost $250,000 funding through the 2018 Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program.

LEOPOLD COMMUNITY HALL TO BE UPGRADED

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today announced that the much loved, widely used and historic Leopold Community Hall will be upgraded courtesy of the State...

GREATER PROTECTION FOR RAMSAR WETLAND ON THE BELLARINE

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new seven-year blueprint to protect and enhance one of Victoria’s acclaimed wetlands, the Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline)...

BUILDING A SAFER AND BETTER BELLARINE RAIL TRAIL

The Andrews Labor Government is making it safer to use one of Geelong’s most popular cycling and walking routes.