The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of giving the Daylesford and Hepburn communities the great sport and recreation facilities they deserve.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced a $200,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant for the renewal of the Daylesford Pool on Central Springs Road.

This grant will significantly help fund Hepburn Shire Council’s project to construct a new toddler pool with water play features and accessible beach side entry, entry system to make the current 50 metre pool more accessible, construct a new shade sail and landscaping of the pool vicinity.

Ms Thomas said the renewal of Daylesford Pool would “respond to identified community needs and issues and address a gap in local aquatic provision in Daylesford and Hepburn”

“The inclusion of the toddler pool with water play features and upgrades to the pool facilities will significantly improve access, sustainability and usability.”

“The Daylesford and Hepburn communities have a great love of sport and this fabulous project will mean individuals of all abilities – including young children – will have access to a fantastic community asset to cool down and play in the warm summer months”.

Grassroots sports clubs are the lifeblood of Victoria’s regional towns. The Labor Government is listening to communities, who say they need better sport and recreation facilities to attract more members and grow. Victoria’s population is set to boom – that’s why the $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is so important.

Victoria is the sporting state, and the Labor Government wants it to stay that way. The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is helping clubs update tired grounds, and communities build the facilities they need.