The Murrrayville Recreation Reserve project is among 73 projects to score a share in $22 million from the Victorian Government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.
With overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria, the fund is supporting projects across five categories including Better Indoor Stadiums, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting, Facilities for Active Seniors, and Scoreboards and Fixed Equipment.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp today announced that Mildura Rural City Council has scored $500,000 towards the new Murrayville Recreation Reserve Community Complex.
The project will demolish and construct a new multi-use building, servicing all of the town’s community and sporting groups at the one site, with provision of female friendly change facilities.
From new LED sports lighting installations to new indoor multi-sport courts, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for more Victorians to secure the benefits of participating in sport and active recreation.
Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence also announced that 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 Victorian Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.
The Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is also a key component of the government’s suite of community sport and active recreation infrastructure investment programs including the World Game Facilities Fund, Community Cricket Program, Community Motorsport Program, Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme and the popular Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.
Mark Gepp acknowledged Mildura Rural City Council for their commitment and financial contribution to the project.
For more information about the program and successful projects go to www.sport.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp
“Congratulations to Mildura Rural City Council and the local sporting clubs – this boost will go a long way to support the growing number of people in Murrayville keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.“
“It’s a great example of how the Victorian Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for more Victorians.”
“The Victorian Government is giving communities the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love.”
Quotes attributable to Mayor of Mildura Rural City Council, Jason Modica
“This is a great result for the Murrayville community and yet another shining example of what can be achieved by the Victorian Government, Council and our community working together.”
“This significant and much-needed project will not only be transformative for the many existing sporting clubs that use this complex, but for the first time provide facilities specifically for female athletes, further increasing participation.”