Thursday, 22 August 2013

Media Release - Coalition Government to fund Queens Park upgrade - 22 August 2013

A Coalition Government will provide $75,000 towards improvements to the facilities at Queens Park in Healesville. This funding package will see the Council prioritise this project in its sporting infrastructure budget.

Queens Park is a major local sporting facility that accommodates up to 170 junior footy players and 150 cricket players. The Coalition’s new funding will be used to improve the pavilion’s existing canteen facilities and shelter/shade space. This project is fully supported by all the major sports clubs in the community, including the Healesville Junior Football Club, Healesville Cricket Club, Healesville Soccer Club and the Healesville Football and Netball Club. The Yarra Ranges Council will contribute a further $25,000 to the project.

This funding allocation for local sporting facilities is an investment, not only in our young people, but in the broader Healesville community. An incoming Coalition Government will provide this $75,000 contribution to the Yarra Ranges Council, which will manage this project in conjunction with local sports clubs.

I have met with the Junior Football Club President who showed me the improvements the club want to make to create a bigger canteen and an extended roof to cover spectators in bad weather. These improvements will enable the Club to offer parents, family and friends a better facility and help retain and attract new members.

An incoming Coalition Government will allocate this $75,000 contribution to the Yarra Ranges Council, which will manage the project in conjunction with local sports clubs. This important local project is part of the Coalition’s Real Solutions Plan to build a stronger Australia and a better future – for all Australians.

22 August 2013

Media Contact: Ted Lapkin – mobile 0411 22 1392

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