Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
State funding for the Cameron Street Sporting complex in Maffra and the Omeo Mountain Bike Park are expected to be announced as early as this week.
That is the view of the Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, who has pushed hard for both projects, including raising them in State Parliament.
“These projects are important and that is why I have supported the community push to have both delivered,” Mr Bull said.
“Both developments have local government financial commitments from Wellington (Cameron Street) and East Gippsland (Omeo mountain bike park) Shires and although the state grants have been pending for some time, I am expecting some good news for the community on both.
“The Cameron Sporting Complex is the base for a large range of sports, including gymnastics and basketball, which have grown to the stage where bigger and more modern facilities are required, which is what I told Parliament.
“The Omeo project is slightly different as although it will be used by locals, it is expected to provide a strong economic stimulus for our region.
“I am a firm believer in sporting facilities being a great investment for communities. There is clear evidence that our children who are placed around good role models and participate in sport are all the better for it.
“If we can get out kids into sport and activity and enjoying it, they will reap the benefits in their development as a person,” Mr Bull said.
Monday, October 22, 2018