Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
The proposed redevelopment of Cameron Sporting Complex will be considered for State Government funding, as requested by Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.
Mr Bull recently told Parliament the complex, used regularly by Maffra Amateur Basketball Association, Maffra Gymnastics Club, Maffra Cricket Club, Maffra Junior Football Club and Maffra Hockey Club, was in “dire need of an upgrade to cater for growing participation levels”.
“The Minister has responded saying the project was being considered, which will be pleasing for the local user groups,” Mr Bull said.
“This is a complex that is considered by Gymnastics Victoria and Sport and Recreation Victoria as the regional gymnastics venue for all of Gippsland,” Mr Bull said.
“The project involves extending the current gymnastics floor space, the development of a third multipurpose sports court, which would be multi-lined for basketball, netball and volleyball, and the refurbishment of the changing and meeting rooms, reception and public amenities,” he said.
Mr Bull said Maffra Gymnastic Club alone had a waiting list of more than 100 children who want to take up the sport.
“Given this, I really hope the Government can give this proposal strong consideration,” he said.
“Junior sport has numerous benefits, ranging from physical health development to developing teamwork, while it also teaches discipline, helps build character, strengthens perseverance and boosts self-esteem.
“I also have a firm belief that one of the best ways we can address some of the problems we experience in wider society is to get people, especially young people, involved in and with sport, sports clubs and good role models,” Mr Bull said.
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, discusses the importance of upgrading the Cameron Sporting Complex with Maffra Gymnastics Club coach, Robyn Dowse.
Thursday, October 26, 2017