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Sandringham electorate set for facility boost

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October 09, 2014

The Sandringham electorate’s sports community will soon be able to get more active and healthy with the installation of new sports field lighting at Highett Reserve Oval 2, thanks to a $80,000 funding boost announced today from the Victorian Government’s Community Facility Funding Program (CFFP).

Member for Sandringham Murray Thompson said the grant would help Kingston Council support the Highett Reserve project which will provide even more opportunities for local clubs and the wider community to participate in sport and active recreation

“Sport and recreation clubs throughout the state are a vital part of our social fabric, especially here in the Sandringham electorate,” Mr Thompson said.

“That’s why the Victorian Government is delighted to invest in sports facilities that bring even more great benefits to the community, encouraging people to get together and get more active and involved in the Sandringham electorate,” he said.

“This funding will help develop a quality, accessible community sport and recreation facility that can play an important role in increasing participation, accommodate more people of all abilities, improve the health of the community for years to come  and host bigger and better events,” he said.

The funding will be used to install new sports field lighting at the Highett Reserve Oval 2 which will increase the capacity for the ground to meet the increased participation and demand of the reserve.

Minister for Sport and Recreation, Damian Drum said the Victorian Government is committed to a more active Victoria and proud to give this timely boost to clubs throughout the state that are the backbone of their communities.

“This investment is recognition of the important role sports clubs play in community development, from providing a place for locals to meet and get active to supporting the development of volunteers,” Mr Drum said.

Mr Thompson said the new lighting in Kingston Council was one of over 120 projects to receive funding from the 2015/2016 round of the Community Facility Funding Program.

For more information about the Community Facility Funding Program visit www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/sport