15 September 2015

Speech – Colac Central Reserve

I rise to congratulate the South Colac netball club for its A grade premiership win at the weekend, the first one ever for A grade.

After the game, I launched a petition urging the Victorian Labor government to contribute funding to the $3.4 million redevelopment of Colac Central Reserve.

I am incredibly proud that our government is delivering $2.5 million to this vital project.   With Colac Otway Shire contributing $150,000 and local clubs $100,000, there’s a funding shortfall of $650,000.

In contrast to the state Liberals, it is incredibly disappointing that Labor’s Corangamite candidate failed to show any interest in this project by committing funding when she was a state candidate.

The Victorian Government must deliver this funding to ensure that new netball change rooms can be delivered, along with a pavilion and upgrade of the central reserve grandstand.

It is imperative that Colac and district netballers do not miss out.

It is my pleasure to support the Colac and District Football League Netball Association and the Colac Football and Netball Club in their aspirations for better facilities.

I am a big believer in people power.  And girl power!  I ask people to go to sarahhenderson.com.au to sign the petition.  Together, we need to show Labor that this funding is essential.