30 April 2016

Turnbull Government commits $220,000 to Inverleigh Reserve lighting upgrade

Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, today announced that the Turnbull Government will commit up to $220,000 for the upgrade of lighting facilities at the Inverleigh Sporting Complex oval.

Ms Henderson was delighted to make the announcement at the Inverleigh Hawks match today.

“This funding commitment will replace current lights and poles which are deteriorating and make early evening training unsafe.”

“Better quality lighting means the club can use the ground for evening games, at both junior and senior levels, and serve as a quality training venue.”

Ms Henderson said the benefits of new lighting would also flow on to cricketers and other community groups using the ground.

“This project is significant to Inverleigh and, as a priority project for the Golden Plains Shire, will mean greater opportunities for players of all ages to participate in sport.”

“Importantly, the commitment of $220,000 through the Community Development Grants programme will fund the total expected cost of this upgrade. This lighting upgrade is crucial to creating a first class facility well into the future,” said Ms Henderson.

“I have been working closely with the Inverleigh Football and Netball Club over a number of years to help members realise their vision for the precinct. This is a great result.  I congratulate the club for being such wonderful advocates for the Inverleigh community.”

Investing in sporting facilities is so important for local communities, young people and families.

Whether it’s the $3.5m delivered to build the Shell Rd Reserve pavilion in Ocean Grove, $2.5m for the redevelopment of Colac Central Reserve or $176,000 for the Burdoo Reserve lighting upgrade in Grovedale, the Turnbull Government has a proud track record of delivering for Corangamite sporting infrastructure.

30 April 2016