TRENTHAM SCORES $2M TOWARDS SPORTS GROUND RESERVE PAVILION REDEVELOPMENT

The Trentham Sportsground Reserve Pavilion set for a major transformation, thanks to a $2M funding boost from the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.

Announced in May, Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas visited the site today to congratulate the club and council on this fantastic project.

Joining Ms Thomas was with Hepburn Shire CEO Bradley Thomas, Coliban Ward Councillor and Deputy Mayor Brian Hood, President of the TDFNC and TDCC Jason Shaw, TDFNC Committee Member and member of the Project Working Group, Wendy White and the Secretary, Trentham Sportsground Reserve Committee of Management and member of the Project Work Group Matthew Bourke Trentham was one of 42 initiatives that secured funds in the second round of the program through the Hepburn Shire.

Once complete the sportsground will include contemporary universal access, gender inclusive and family-friendly external public amenities, 2 players changeroom and 2 umpires changerooms, internal amenities and umpire rooms, a large multi-purpose dividable community meeting space, meeting and first aid (with small kitchenette) rooms that can be utilised separately or opened up to provide a larger meeting space, provision of adequate sports club and furniture storage space, a combined functional commercial kitchen, canteen and bar and a sizable covered outdoor spectator area overlooking the playing field and will benefit the Trentham Football, Netball and Cricket Clubs

The facility will provide a perfect base for football, netball and cricket clubs to develop programs, train, host matches and events.

The project is expected to create new full-time jobs during the planning and design phase, and additional jobs when construction commences.

By working with local government authorities and sporting clubs and organisations, investment from the second round of the program is expected to create 600 local jobs and drive local economic activity worth more than $180 million.

A total of 70 projects have benefitted from a share of $178 million from the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program, part of the Government’s $1.05 billion investment in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014. For more information about the program and details on projects, go to sport.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“This investment will support jobs, drive economic economy and produce a facility that will help more people in our community come together.”

“Congratulations to all of our local teams who will benefit from this major upgrade – this boost will go a long way to support the growing number of people in Trentham keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.”

“The Victorian Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians, so more people can play the sport they love.”