This round continues support for new and redeveloped infrastructure projects by providing up to $500,000 to local councils and alpine resort boards to deliver shovel-ready projects including sports lighting, new pitches and female friendly change rooms.
Funded projects from the 2020-21 round include $500,000 for a new satellite pavilion at the home of Box Hill United Pythagoras Soccer Club at Sparks West Reserve and $500,000 for two new pitches with 100 lux LED lighting at the home of Bacchus Marsh Soccer Club at Bacchus Marsh Racecourse Recreation Reserve.
The Government also contributed $420,000 towards a new competition ground with 100 lux lighting at the home of Mt Eliza Soccer Club – Emil Madsen Reserve.
Since 2018, the fund has invested $13.2 million for 48 game-changing infrastructure projects across Victoria with a total project value of more than $41 million.
With Australia to co-host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, the fund provides a valuable injection for grassroots football clubs to replace ageing facilities and attract more locals keen to emulate their home-grown heroes.
This initiative is part of the Government’s work to boost sport and active recreation, gender equality, encourage active lifestyles and create jobs – making a real difference in local communities.
The Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.
For more information about the World Game Facilities Fund