Local sports lovers are set to enjoy upgraded lighting at the Robert Booth Reserve tennis courts thanks to funding from the Victorian Government’s 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.
Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP, has announced that Hampton Park Tennis Club has scored $204,412 towards this $408,825 project that will deliver upgraded lighting for four of the Reserve’s six tennis courts, easing current constraints on community participation.
Mr Maas acknowledged City of Casey’s support and thanked them for their commitment and financial partnership to deliver the project.
This upgrade will help foster greater participation opportunities at one of the largest tennis clubs in the City of Casey.
This project will increase the Club’s efforts to maximise participation and promote community health and wellbeing while complimenting the upcoming upgrade of the Robert Booth Reserve Pavilion at the site.
The 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund saw 73 projects sharing in $22 million being invested in local sport in communities across Victoria and is part of a total of $1.1 billion invested by the Andrews Labor Government in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014.
With overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria, the fund is supporting projects across five categories including Better Indoor Stadiums, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting, Facilities for Active Seniors, and Scoreboards and Fixed Equipment.
From new LED sports lighting installations to new indoor multi-sport courts, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for more Victorians to secure the benefits of participating in sport and active recreation.
The Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is also a key component of the government’s suite of community sport and active recreation infrastructure investment programs including the World Game Facilities Fund, Community Cricket Program, Community Motorsport Program, Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme and the popular Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.
Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence also announced that the next round of the Local Sports Infrastructure Fund will open later this year, with up to $27 million available - including $10 million for female friendly facilities.
For more information about the program and successful projects go to www.sport.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP:
“I look forward to seeing more members of our community being able to use the tennis courts at Robert Booth Reserve as they play the sport they love in better conditions.”
“The Victorian Government is working to bring our communities together through improved facilities and welcoming and inclusive sport and recreation.”
“The Hampton Park Tennis Club has been working tirelessly on upgrading their club for the local community and future sport stars and I hope this announcement is the beginning of a new chapter for the club.”
“Local clubs bring so many of us together which is fantastic for our physical and mental health.”
29 June 2021