Thursday 27 October 2016
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local sporting clubs to apply for grants of up to $150 000 to implement sustainable water management practices.
A total of $2.3 million is available for sporting and recreation facilities in 10 municipalities including Gannawarra and Loddon Shires.
Mr Walsh said assistance is available for projects such as harvesting rainwater storm water or the use of recycled water for irrigating sports fields planting drought resistant turf or the purchase of water efficient assets such as synthetic surfaces.
“Maintaining green facilities is a significant expense and the implementation of sustainable water management practices will help reduce water bills and alleviate financial pressures ” Mr Walsh said.
“I encourage all sporting and recreation clubs in the Gannawarra and Loddon Shires to consider applying for one of these grants.”
Applications for the Sustainable Water Fund – Community Sport and Recreation Program close on 10 November 2016.