The Nationals serve up a win for grassroots sport in Undera
Friday 9 November 2018
The Nationals will back grassroots sports in Undera, committing $70,000 to resurface tennis facilities.
Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has announced The Nationals in government will resurface and extend the two tennis courts at Undera Recreation Reserve.
“The Nationals know how vital community sport is to keeping us healthy and active and bringing people together,” Mr Walsh said.
“Grassroots sports are part of the fabric that make up our communities, and central to our identity.
“That’s why we will ensure Undera clubs have the best facilities so they not only survive, but thrive.”
The upgrade at Undera Recreation Reserve was first flagged four years ago, as part of the masterplan developed with the City of Greater Shepparton, but has been ignored by the Andrews Labor Government.
It has been identified as a key facility for young people in the area, used by both young children and teens year-round.
“While the Premier for Melbourne hands millions to the richest sporting organisation in the country for its Melbourne stadium, our grassroots sports clubs are stuck playing on sub-standard fields and courts,” Mr Walsh said.
“Under The Nationals, grassroots sport will come first.
“We want to see local facilities like those at Undera Recreation Reserve equipped to host our families and our clubs for years to come.”
An elected Liberal Nationals Government will make a record $195 million investment in grassroots sports, providing the support clubs and volunteers need to get back in control of their stretched resources.
An elected Liberal Nationals Government will also:
- Invest $89 million in a Grassroots Sport Fund to fix and upgrade local sports facilities
- Boost investment in country football and netball and expand funding to include local cricket clubs, with a $15 million injection to the Country Football, Netball and Cricket Fund
- Ensure women and girls have the facilities they need to get involved through the $20 million Women in Sport Facilities Fund
- Open up schools and other state government owned land for community sport use through a $39 million Sports Ground Investment Package