The new home of sport in Drysdale is taking shape, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today opened   stage one of the $6.7 million project.

The Drysdale Sports Precinct will be the new home for local soccer, football and cricket, including the Drysdale Hawks Football Club.

The Labor Government made an election commitment of $3.5 million to deliver the new facility.

Sports participation has been booming in the area, but a shortage of facilities has forced clubs to train in local school sports halls.

The first stage of the development has seen the construction and installation of a football/cricket oval, a multipurpose field, sports lighting, cricket training nets and practise pitches, and a relocatable pavilion.

Ms Neville acknowledged the City of Greater Geelong for its commitment and significant contribution to the project.

Projects like this are made possible thanks to the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

The fund helps councils develop sport and recreation facilities, and clubs rejuvenate tired grounds and ageing facilities.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville

“We’re proud to be building a new home of sport in Drysdale – helping our local clubs grow, welcome more members and boost female participation.”

“The Andrews Labor Government is working hard to build the facilities our region needs to get more people active and playing the sport they love.”