Ballam Park users will have access to improved facilities with funding being made available for facilities used by the Karingal Bulls Football/Netball Club, Ballam Park Cricket Club, Frankston Athletic Club and Frankston Little Athletics Centre thanks to investment by the Turnbull Coalition Government.
The Federal Government’s $17,000 funding for the Athletics Club’s hurdles shed and $300,000 to promote women’s participation in sports through the new multi-sports pavilion and clubrooms were announced by the Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP, in the lead-up to the Federal Election.
Mr Crewther made significant commitments to funding sport and sporting clubs with the announcement of the Peninsula Sports Package, which not only funds infrastructure and equipment, but also funds investment in women’s participation in sport, such as by developing female-friendly change rooms.
“Getting young people on the Peninsula into sport is vital to ensure our kids grow up fit and healthy, and are engaged in the community. Overall, the Turnbull Coalition Government has committed more than $6.5 million in building and improving sporting facilities across the Dunkley electorate,” Mr Crewther said.
The Community Development Grants Programme supports needed infrastructure that promotes stable, secure and viable local and regional economies. The funding for Ballam Park is being delivered via Frankston City Council.
“The Clubs and the Council firmly advocated for the funding for the hurdles shed, the new multi-sports pavilion and clubrooms, which will enable them to better cater to their large memberships. I congratulate them on their strong grassroots advocacy,” Mr Crewther added.
The hurdles shed project will purchase and install a three door shed with a concrete floor to house hurdles and hurdle trolleys, and works are expected to get underway soon. The multi-sports pavilion and clubrooms are already being constructed and are expected to be completed in early 2018.