Fair funding for the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct
Sign our petition and tell Prime Minister Scott Morrison that we need $10 million from the federal government to make the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct a reality.
The Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct is an ambitious, community-initiated project that will deliver the indoor and outdoor sporting and recreational facilities our community needs now and into the future.
The facilities will be spread across two interconnected sites in New Gisborne at the corner of Barringo Rd and Hamilton Road and support a wide range of local sporting and community organisations and clubs; and also attract regional, state and other elite level competitions.
The Andrews Labor Government is committed to this project and that’s why we have delivered $14.8 million towards making the Precinct a reality – $11.6 million in the 2019/20 Budget and $3.2 million as part of the Growing Suburbs Fund.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council are leading the development of the Precinct and have a planned contribution of $10 million and $100,000 in support from AFL Victoria. This project will only be delivered with all three levels of government paying their fair share.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council have announced that the design services tender for the precinct has been awarded to City Collective Pty. Ltd – which means we’re one step closer to giving our growing clubs the facilities they need.
It’s well past time this vital project was funded, so we need to take action together.
I encourage players, coaches, volunteers, parents and friends to write to the Minister for Sport, Richard Colbeck, to request the Federal Government contribute their fair share so we can get the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct underway.
If you’re uncertain on how to write a letter to the Minister, you can download a handy template here – Letter Template – Minister for Sport.
Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org – and let’s keep up the momentum until we see the funding secured!
The Macedon Ranges Sports Precinct will comprise of the following:
Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Hub
The Regional Sports Hub concept is envisioned as a four-to-six court indoor stadium and community activity hub in New Gisborne and is set to feature:
- Change rooms and amenities
- Indoor sports courts
- Show court
- Spectator seating
- Multipurpose rooms
- Car parking
- Sports administration area
- Café and social area
Regional Sports Fields
In addition to a new oval complex in New Gisborne, including a regional synthetic surface ground and associated buildings the regional sports fields project will also include recreational facilities such as walking tracks, cycling, passive recreation spaces and playgrounds.
- Natural grass sports field
- Synthetic surface sports field
- Activity area
- Car park
- Play space
- BBQ area
- Wet lands/detention basin
- Gym equipment
- Tennis courts
- Cricket nets
Read more about the project developments here