Grassroots sport in Victoria has received a boost with the construction of four new light towers at Overport Park in Frankston, south of Melbourne.
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the Coalition Government’s contribution of $300,000 had created a range of opportunities in the region.
“The project has already paid dividends for the community creating five jobs during construction. It will allow the Frankston Dolphins Football Netball Club to increase membership and participation, and also provides a safe environment for training,” Dr McVeigh said.
Federal Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther said the Coalition Government’s majority investment toward the project provides significant support to one the region’s key community organisations.
“The Club was founded in 1887 and it is great to see that 131 years later the Club is still providing great benefits to the community at all ages and levels of the sport,” Mr Crewther said.
“The sporting fields will now be used to capacity, allowing more sporting teams to travel and play in the evening. I am glad to see one of my key election commitments being fulfilled.”
Mayor of Frankston City Council Colin Hampton said providing recreation facilities for the community is an important part of Council’s commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of residents.
“I look forward to seeing local clubs and residents enjoying the benefits from this key project, while Council continues in its commitment towards increasing sporting opportunities across Frankston City,” Cr Hampton said.
The Coalition Government contributed $300,000 towards the project, the Victorian Government $100,000 and Frankston City Council $24,727.