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Hope for state funding to help upgrade local sports facilities

24 May 2016

Kingston Council will submit four key sporting projects for Victorian Government funding under the Community Sports Infrastructure Program.

Kingston Council will apply for funding for to help redevelop Parkdale’s Gerry Green Reserve football/cricket pavilion, install new cricket lanes at Chelsea and Parkdale plus create a new multisport training facility at Ben Kavanagh Reserve in Mordialloc.

Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said Kingston Council had made major investments in recent years to upgrade local sporting facilities and that any assistance from the Victorian Government is welcomed.

“Local sport clubs plays a key role in our community in promoting healthy, active lifestyles and providing community connnections,” Cr Bearsley said.

“We’re keen to work with the Victorian Government to continue upgrading Kingston sports grounds to provide high-quality modern facilities for our community.”

Kingston Council will submit applications for:

  • Major Facilities: Redevelopment of the Gerry Green Reserve Pavilion (Cliff Sambell Pavilion)
    (Funding of up to $650,000 is available, with Council required to contribute on a $3:$1 ratio basis.)
  • Cricket Infrastructure:  Two extra practice cricket lanes at Chelsea Recreation Reserve plus one extra practice cricket lane at Gerry Green Reserve.
  • Minor Facilities - Installation of multisport training facility at Ben Kavanagh Reserve (Cricket and netball).
    (Funding of up to $100,000 is available in the minor facility and cricket infrastructure fund on a $1:$1 ratio.)
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