More people in Flemington will be more active, more often, following today’s news of a $40,000 funding boost towards two additional light towers at Debneys Park in Flemington.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty joined Member for Northern Metropolitan region Craig Ondarchie at Debneys Park to announce the funding from the Victorian Coalition Government’s Strengthening the World Game Program.
“A key objective of the Coalition Government is to build healthy and active communities,” Mr Delahunty said.
“To achieve this goal, we need quality, accessible community facilities that encourage local people to play the sports they love for many years to come.
“As well as the health benefits, we are also helping to stimulate the local economy and create jobs throughout the construction phase and beyond,” Mr Delahunty said.
The project will install two additional light towers to complement two existing light towers at the Park. Together they will create uniform lighting across Debneys Park’s soccer pitch which will benefit local clubs the Flemington Eagles Soccer Club and North Lions Soccer Club.
Mr Delahunty commended Moonee Valley City Council for its effort to secure the funding on behalf of the Club and community and contributing $80,000 to the project.
At the same event, Mr Delahunty also mentioned Sport and Recreation Victoria’s recently released Community Sporting Facility Lighting Guide.
“The comprehensive guide helps local sports clubs, organisations and councils to develop Australian Rules football, netball and soccer sports lighting projects just like this one.
“These are just some of the ways way we are delivering on the Coalition Government’s fiscal and economic strategy to grow the economy, build infrastructure and contribute to the health and wellbeing of the state,” Mr Delahunty said.
For more information about the Community Sporting Facility Lighting Guide as well as all community sporting facility funding programs on offer, please visit www.sport.vic.gov.au