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More community sports infrastructure on the way

Published: 5 October 2023

More Victorians can get active thanks to the government’s investment in community sports grounds, change rooms, sports courts, playspaces and other sport and recreation facilities.

Kids playing soccer

Applications are now open for the 2023/24 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund which helps communities plan and develop sport and recreation facilities through three funding streams.

Available funding includes:

  • Up to $300,000 for Community Facilities
  • Up to $250,000 for Community Sports Lighting
  • Up to $40,000 for Planning.

All Victorian councils and Alpine Resorts Victoria are eligible to apply for funds towards a range of community sport and recreation infrastructure.

Recent successful projects include funding for Moira Shire to light the Numurkah Showgrounds oval, Manningham Council for the Ruffey Lake Park exercise area, and Northern Grampians Shire to plan the Stawell Sports and Aquatic Centre redevelopment.

The Victorian Budget 2023/24 is providing more than $213 million to deliver new and improved community sport infrastructure and support initiatives that boost participation and inclusion in local sports clubs and organisations.

This includes continuing this Fund and the Country Football and Netball Program.

The Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is part of more than $1.9 billion invested in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.

Clubs interested in seeking support through the 2023/24 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund are encouraged to contact their local council regarding the application process.

Applications close on 13 December 2023. For more information, visit Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Page last updated: 08 Jun 2024
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