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Sports and Recreation

A Bigger, Better Sports Precinct For Drysdale

Families in Drysdale will be able to rely on great local sporting facilities, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver $5 million towards Stage Two of the Drysdale Sports Precinct upgrade.

Before the 2014 election, Labor committed $3.5 million to Stage One of the project, which saw construction of a new oval, a multipurpose field, cricket practice pitches, a relocatable pavilion and lighting installation.

With this work completed in early 2018 – and local sporting groups including the Drysdale Hawks Football Club, the Drysdale Cricket Club and the Drysdale Soccer Club already benefitting – a re-elected Labor Government will kickstart the next stage of much-needed upgrades.

Stage Two will see the creation of three rectangular playing fields located alongside a new multi-use pavilion, brand new play spaces and cricket training nets, better water storage and improvements to the access roads, car park and pathways.

Drysdale boasts an impressive and growing participation in sports, but because of a shortage of facilities under the previous Liberal Government, some clubs had been forced to train in local school sports halls.

Not only will this project benefit these local sporting organisations, it will also provide a place for local families to share and enjoy.

With these further upgrades from a re-elected Labor Government, local clubs – and this local community – will have the great local facilities they deserve.

The commitment builds on the Andrews Labor Government’s investments in community sport – the biggest in Victoria’s history – including $180 million for the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund to upgrade grassroots facilities.