The Barwon Heads Bowls Club is among 73 projects across Victoria to score a share in $22 million from the Victorian Government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.
With overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria, the fund is supporting projects across five categories including Better Indoor Stadiums, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting, Facilities for Active Seniors, and Scoreboards and Fixed Equipment.
Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence also announced that the next round of the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund will open later this year, with up to $27 million available – including $10 million for female friendly facilities.
Duty Member for Bellarine, Gayle Tierney, on behalf of Lisa Neville, Member for Bellarine, today announced that Barwon Heads Bowls Club has scored $200,000 towards the construction of a new, accessible and fit for purpose pavilion with additional carparking, fencing and landscaping works.
The Victorian Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.
The Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is also a key component of the government’s suite of community sport and active recreation infrastructure investment programs including the World Game Facilities Fund, Community Cricket Program, Community Motorsport Program, Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme and the popular Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.
For more information about the program and successful projects go to www.sport.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable Gayle Tierney
“Congratulations to the Barwon Heads Bowls Club- their new clubrooms will secure the future of the club and support the growing number of people keen to get involved in lawn bowls. “
“It’s a great example of how the Victorian Government is playing sports and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for more Victorians.”