Monday 5 November 2018
A Liberal Nationals Government will provide funding that will see a new covered bowling green constructed at East Shepparton Bowls Club.
An elected Liberal Nationals Government will provide $600 000 toward the $1.2 million project that will see the construction of just the second undercover bowling green in the Shepparton electorate. East Shepparton Bowls Club will also contribute $600 000 to the project.
The new undercover green will allow the 120 club members and bowlers from around the Shepparton electorate and wider area to play bowls all-year-round.
The Club hosts many local and major tournaments such as the Victorian Open and the undercover green will ensure such events are not affected by inclement weather.
The Victorian Open is the state’s premier bowls event and will be held in Greater Shepparton through to 2020.
East Shepparton Bowls Club plays host to sectional rounds of the tournament and the new undercover facility at the Club will enhance the running of the prestigious event.
The project will not only meet the needs of local bowlers but also enhance the district’s reputation as a major sporting event destination and boost the Club’s ability to attract additional tournaments which will provide a significant economic boon for the Shepparton electorate.
With Victoria’s growing population it is important that our communities have access to quality sporting facilities.
While Daniel Andrews handed the AFL $225 million of taxpayers’ money to upgrade Etihad Stadium the Liberal Nationals continue to support local grassroots sporting clubs.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria and Decentralisation Peter Walsh
Sports clubs like East Shepparton Bowls Club are experiencing strong participation and are in desperate need of better facilities to make sure they can keep up with demand.
Only a Liberal Nationals Government will provide our community sporting clubs with the quality facilities they need and deserve.
Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Shepparton Cheryl Hammer
Congratulations to the East Shepparton Bowls committee for their vision for their club facilities which will be a wonderful asset for local members as well as be instrumental in hosting major tournaments in the future.
The funding to this facility demonstrates our commitment to grassroots sport and our local sporting culture.
Comments attributable to The Nationals Candidate for Shepparton Peter Schwarz
Members at East Shepparton Bowls Club have worked tirelessly to secure a new facility ‘“ an absolute testament to the community’s dedication to building Shepparton’s reputation as a major sports destination.
A new undercover bowling green for East Shepparton Bowls Club will open up new opportunities for the club to host high level tournaments which is why I’ve been working closely with them to deliver this funding.
Local sports clubs bring our community together encourage people to get active and boost our local economy which is why I want to deliver a better deal for sports in Shepparton.