The Budget is also providing $88 million to deliver new and improved community sports infrastructure and programs to boost participation in local sports clubs and organisations.
The popular Local Sports Infrastructure Fund will continue, delivering critical upgrades to pitches, ovals and pavilions in partnership with local councils and sporting organisations.
It will also have a focus on female friendly and facilities to encourage more women and girls to get involved in local sport.
This will create hundreds of jobs across a range of professions including designers, architects, engineers, builders, and maintenance staff.
The longstanding and successful Country Football and Netball Program will continue to be supported.
The program has invested more than $34 million into 550 football and netball projects across the state in partnership with the AFL, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria.
These investments create jobs, boost local economies, level the playing field and help community sport organisations grow participation – encouraging Victorians to get active and stay healthy.
The Budget also provides $1.7 million to finalise the location of the Victorian Home of Motorsport and undertake planning and design for the new precinct.
Support will continue for critical sport infrastructure including Kardinia Park Stadium Trust and State Sport Centres Trust.
Commonwealth Games 2026
The Victorian Budget 2022/23 includes $2.6 billion so that Victoria is ready to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026.
As a part of this funding package, four regional athlete hubs will be established in Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland, creating jobs, housing and modern sports infrastructure to encourage Victorians to get active and attract major events to every corner of the state.
The 2026 Commonwealth Games are expected to create more than 7,500 jobs in total. This is a major win for regional Victoria.
Visit the Department of Treasury and Finance 2022-23 State Budget page to see the full range of initiatives funded through this year’s budget.