July 8, 2016

$3.15 MILLION FUNDING BOOST FOR QUEENSCLIFF RECREATION RESERVE

The Queenscliff community can look forward to upgraded sport and recreation facilities thanks to a $3.15 million funding commitment towards the Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct Project from the Andrews Labor Government’s $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today joined members of the Queenscliff Community Sports Club to reconfirm the election commitment from the fund that’s giving communities real opportunities to upgrade or develop new inclusive and accessible sport and recreation facilities.

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of rejuvenating community sport and recreation facilities across the state.

Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for all community members to stay involved in local recreational opportunities, whilst encouraging the rest of the community to join in the fun and lead healthy and active lifestyles.

The project will include completion of the community gymnasium, improved oval lighting, upgraded cricket training facilities, new playspace, relocation of netball facilities and new car parking. Camping facilities will also be upgraded to enhance toilet and camp facilities through improved water, power and sewerage infrastructure. The upgraded facilities will ensure the Queenscliff Recreation Reserve remains an integral part of sport and community development for years to come.

Victoria is the sporting state, and the Labor Government wants it to stay that way.

Our $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is helping communities all over Victoria update tired grounds and 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.

This project is a great example of communities working to develop plans for future facilities to meet growing community needs.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville:

“The Queenscliff Sport and Recreation Precinct Project is another example of how the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is providing a great opportunity for local communities to kick-start projects that can make a real difference to people’s lives.

“We promised Victorians the best sports facilities, and that’s exactly what we’re delivering.”