I was proud to join Golden Plains Shire Mayor, Cr Des Phelan, Golden Plains Shire CEO, Rod Nicholls, and President of the Golden Plains Soccer Club Anthony Vanjek today to mark the commencement of works to construct a new fence and coaches boxes at the Bannockburn recreation precinct.
The precinct is home to the Golden Plains Soccer Club which has seen a massive increase in participation levels since 2012, particularly amongst juniors.
The Turnbull Government committed $100,000 to the project prior to the 2016 election and I am delighted to see this funding delivered.
The funding will deliver new coaches boxes, perimeter fencing and kitchen facilities for the new sports pavilion which is currently under construction.
With soccer growing in popularity, this investment will provide a major boost to the Golden Plains Soccer Club.
The facility will also be available for use by the Golden Plains Hockey Club and Bannockburn’s P-12 school.
The Turnbull Government understands how important better sporting infrastructure is to health and well-being in our community. Other 2016 federal election commitments for local sporting infrastructure include:
- $580,000 for clubroom upgrades at Winter Reserve Belmont;
- $230,000 for new lights at Stribling Reserve Lorne;
- $220,000 for new lights at Inverleigh Reserve;
- $200,000 for upgrades at Birregurra Recreation Reserve;
- $200,000 for netball clubroom redevelopment at Spring Creek Reserve Torquay;
- $180,000 for Barwon Heads netball court upgrade at Howard Harmer Reserve;
- $168,000 for change room and spectator facility upgrade at McDonald Reserve Belmont; and
- $100,000 for scoreboard and coaches box at Burdoo Reserve Grovedale.
I am proud to be part of the Turnbull Government which is continuing to build better infrastructure for communities across Australia including Corangamite.
8 March 2017
Photo: with Golden Plains Shire CEO Rod Nicholls, Golden Plains Shire Mayor, Cr Des Phelan and President Golden Plains Soccer Club Anthony Vanjek