28 May 2016

Turnbull Government commits $180,000 for Barwon Heads netball

Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, today announced that a re-elected Turnbull Government will commit up to $180,000 to upgrade the netball courts at Howard Harmer Oval Barwon Heads.

Ms Henderson was delighted to make the announcement at the Barwon Heads Seagulls match today.

“This funding commitment will upgrade the existing netball courts to meet current Netball Victoria standards, while also allowing the courts to be used for tennis in summer. There will be new spectator seating and new office administration facilities.”

“This project will bring major benefits to this community-focused club. The current facilities have not kept pace with club and regulatory requirements, and this project will enable the netball courts to be resurfaced and have fencing repositioned to provide adequate run-off and safety for participants.”

“This commitment of $180,000 for the $240,000 netball courts upgrade, as recommended in the Barwon Coast Masterplan, will now allow the project to proceed.”

I congratulate the club for being such wonderful advocates for their community. Investing in sporting facilities is so important for local communities, young people and families.

“Whether it’s investing in the Shell Rd Reserve pavilion in Ocean Grove, re-developing Colac Central Reserve or delivering new lights for Burdoo Reserve Grovedale, the Turnbull Government has a proud track record of delivering for Corangamite community and sporting infrastructure projects.

I am delighted to make this election commitment which is in addition to the following commitments made over recent weeks:

  • $5m for Anam Cara Community Hospice
  • Four new mobile base stations
  • Almost $1m for Colac CBD Entrances project
  • Two Green Army projects for Queenscliff foreshore and Pt Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve

Only the Turnbull Coalition Team has a Plan for a Strong New economy, carefully structured to provide jobs and growth and a secure future for local families.

28 May 2016