73 projects from junior tennis to lawn bowls will share in $22 million from the Government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.
With overwhelming demand for improved local sport and active recreation infrastructure across Victoria, the fund supports projects across five categories – including Better Indoor Stadiums, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting, Facilities for Active Seniors, and Scoreboards and Fixed Equipment.
The 73 projects funded include $200,000 to install accessibility ramps and safety features at the Deer Park Bocce Social Club to make it easier for seniors and all abilities competitors. The new safety upgrades include opening the courts to more training, social and competitive bocce activities.
Other projects to receive funding include $2 million towards two new courts at the Yarrawonga Multisport Stadium, $500,000 for new female friendly change rooms at Bairnsdale City Oval as well as upgrades to nearby Peppercorn Park in Bairnsdale, and $250,000 for LED lighting at John Coburn Oval at Frankston’s Jubilee Park.
These investments will create more than $60 million of new infrastructure across Victoria and construction across all projects will begin by the end of 2021.
The next round of the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund will open later this year, with up to $27 million available including $10 million for female friendly facilities.
The Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014. This includes the recent budget boost towards community sports infrastructure investments featuring $55 million for facility developments.
Go to the 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund page more information about the program and successful projects