JMR WITH DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER McCORMACK

On Thursday April 1 2021, Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson joined Surf Coast Shire Maylor Libby Stapleton, Stribling Reserve Community Asset Committee Chair Peter Spring and Lorne Football Netball Club Vice President Carly Enticott to officially open the new Netball Pavillion at Stribling Reserve, Lorne.

The new redevelopment includes the construction of a new netball pavilion and major upgrades to the Reserve’s main pavilion.

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson welcomed the Morrison Government’s strong commitment to local sports and athletes in Lorne and across the Surf Coast.

“Backed by more than $3.2 million from the Morrison Liberal Government, the redeveloped Stribling Reserve will be a wonderful asset for the Lorne community,” Senator Henderson said.

“With the completion of a new netball pavilion, I am delighted that netballers will at last have a home”.

“I am also delighted that construction is underway for a redeveloped main pavilion which will feature a new second level, modern community spaces, commercial kitchen and upgraded amenities.”

“Stribling Reserve is home to the Lorne Football Netball Club and is used almost daily by students from the Lorne P-12 College.  It is also home to the Lorne men’s shed”.

“These projects are so important for our national economic recovery from COVID-19 – they create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government’s $3,274,500 investment in sporting infrastructure would provide long term benefits to the Surf Coast region.

“The redevelopment of the pavilions follows other recent improvements at the reserve including resurfacing the oval and the netball courts and the addition of spectator booths, a new electronic scoreboard and upgraded light towers,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“By supporting 16 jobs in construction and creating multiple ongoing positions following completion, in addition to using local businesses and supplies, this project will help bring economic prosperity to Lorne for many years to come.”

This project received $3.27 million in funding from the Morrison Government under the Building Better Regions Fund which is  investing $1.04 billion from 2017-18 to 2023-24 to invest in worthy community-building regional projects which will create jobs, drive economic growth, and build stronger regional communities into the future.

To find out more about the Building Better Regions Fund, funding rounds and program guidelines, please visit business.gov.au/bbrf.

9 April 2021