Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
Heyfield Tennis Club will be supported to grow and thrive under an elected Liberal Nationals Government, which will provide the funds for a much needed $50,000 clubhouse refurbishment.
Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull was in Heyfield today to announce the Liberal Nationals will provide a $25,000 grant to partner with Wellington Shire Council and the club to complete the upgrades, which form part of the Gordon Street Master Plan.
The Shire will contribute up to $15,000 and the club up to $10,000.
“Being a regular visitor to Heyfield, I have over time seen the dire need to upgrade this clubhouse, so it is pleasing to be able to tip in the funds required to help Wellington Shire and Heyfield Tennis Club complete these works,” Mr Bull said.
Club Secretary Raelene Hanratty said proposed upgrades included improving the acoustics of the room, replacing the front verandah, building an undercover deck and giving the facility a general facelift.
“As the only group in Heyfield to run bingo, we desperately need to improve the acoustics of this room and while this is an important source of income for us, the majority of it goes back into the community,” she said.
“And with the verandah replacement and the construction of a sheltered outdoor deck, we feel we will be able to better maintain our participation levels and also attract new members, so we are very appreciative of Tim and the Liberal Nationals for their support.”
Mr Bull said sporting clubs played a critical role in all country communities.
“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,” he said.
“There are some great role models at Heyfield Tennis Club for the next generation of leaders and in addition to this, the club offers another important form of community service through its bingo program.”
Community sport in Victoria will get a massive $195 million boost under a Liberal Nationals Government through the Grassroots Sports Revival Fund.
The record investment includes funding to fix old and crumbling facilities at sports clubs in country Victoria and more money to help local clubs better cater for growth in women’s and juniors’ sport.
Thursday, October 25, 2018