Joint media release: Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Minister for Youth and Sport and Sarah Henderson Senator for Victoria

The Morrison Government is delivering on an important election commitment in Victoria, with a major milestone reached in the rollout of Community Development Grants.

Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, today announced that the Government is finalising applications with sporting clubs ahead of the grant agreements being struck for local community sporting infrastructure projects.

“I am delighted to say that we are delivering this major milestone in finalising project applications so soon into this new term of Government,” Senator Henderson said.

“I have been working closely with Federal Sport Minister Richard Colbeck on behalf of sporting clubs to make sure we have great new facilities up and running for locals in Victoria to enjoy as quickly as possible.

Federal Minister for Youth and Sport Richard Colbeck said supporting community sporting infrastructure would encourage more Australians to be physically active.

“Delivering grassroots sporting projects is about getting people involved in local sport and supporting more Australians to stay more active, more often,” Minister Colbeck said.

“The Morrison Government’s national Sport 2030 plan is about making Australia the world’s most active and healthy sporting nation.

“A big part of this is investing $190 million in local facilities, including upgrading female change rooms, community swimming facilities and a whole range of sporting infrastructure to boost participation.

“Our Government is delivering on the commitments we made at the last election and we are rolling out these important projects right around Australia to benefit local communities.”

21 October 2019