The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of giving the Lancefield community the great sport and recreation facilities it deserves.
Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced a $100,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver a new skate and BMX facility at Lancefield Park.
The funding is in addition to the $1.4 million that has been allocated for priority projects in Lancefield to assist the community recover from last year’s fire.
Ms Thomas said the construction of a skate park in Lancefield would provide an “important space for young people in and, alongside the upgrading of women’s netball change rooms and other priority projects to be determined by the community, will transform Lancefield Park into a busy and dynamic community hub for people of all ages”.
“The Lancefield community have a great love of sport and this fabulous project will mean individuals of all abilities – including young children – will be able to master new skills in a non-competitive sport”.
“Public spaces like this are so important for young people and send a message that they are valued members of their community”.
Grassroots sports clubs are the lifeblood of Victoria’s suburbs and 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.
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.