Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, met with members of the Maffra community today to announce a $223,000 project to upgrade the Cameron Street Sporting Complex. The project will see the installation of a water bore and upgrade to irrigation infrastructure.
Maffra’s Cameron Street Sporting Complex is soon to receive an upgrade thanks to $100,000 in State funds, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, announced today.
Mr Bull said Wellington Shire Council will contribute $123,000 towards the $223,000 project which will help develop a water bore and upgrade existing irrigation infrastructure to ensure the four turf wickets receive a consistent supply of water.
“This is a great investment for the Maffra community and will make a great sporting complex even better,” he said.
Mr Bull said sport and recreation clubs throughout the state are a vital part of our social fabric, providing a great outlet for community members to not only participate in sport but to interact socially as well.
“That’s why the Victorian Government is delighted to invest in sports facilities that bring even more great benefits to the community, encouraging people to get together and get more active and involved in Maffra,” he said.
“This funding will continue to help Wellington Shire Council develop quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities that can play an important role in increasing participation, accommodate more people of all abilities, improve the health of the community and host bigger and better events,” Mr Bull said.
Minister for Sport and Recreation, Damian Drum, said the Victorian Government is committed to a more active Victoria and proud to give this timely boost to clubs throughout the state that are the backbone of their communities.
“This investment is recognition of the important role sports clubs play in community development, from providing a place for locals to meet and get active to supporting the development of volunteers,” Mr Drum said.
Mr Bull said the Cameron Street Sporting Complex project in Maffra was one of over 120 projects to receive funding from the 2015/2016 round of the Community Facility Funding Program.
For more information about the Community Facility Funding Program visit www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/sport