A re-elected Morrison Government will provide $625,000 for the re-development of netball and cricket facilities at the Dromana Recreation Reserve.
Liberal Candidate for Flinders, Zoe McKenzie, said she was delighted to support local sporting clubs such as the Dromana Football and Netball Club and the Dromana Cricket Club.
“The $625,000 commitment from a re-elected Morrison Government will contribute to the construction of a new outdoor acrylic netball court and the construction of new four-lane synthetic grass cricket nets,” Ms McKenzie said.
“Currently, the Dromana Cricket Club does not have appropriate training facilities for their players as the cricket nets are in poor condition and do not meet standards required for cricket training.
“Construction of the new, upgraded cricket nets will provide the Dromana Cricket Club with safe, compliant and high-quality nets that meet the needs of their large and growing club.
“This funding commitment will also provide the Dromana Football Netball Club with a new high-quality netball court for training and competition co-locating both football and netball at the same location.
“These new facilities will have a significant positive impact on the mental health and physical wellbeing of children and residents around the Peninsula.”
The President of the Dromana Football and Netball Club, Mark Crawshaw, was excited by the announcement saying “our club strongly welcomes the Morrison Government’s funding commitment, and we look forward to seeing this much needed project completed.
“A new netball court and LED lights will provide significant benefits to our clubs and local community. It will mean our members have better facilities to train and play at and will allow us to take in more participants.
“It will also mean we are now compliant with Mornington Peninsula Netball Football League standards which requires both sporting facilities to be co-located.”
Adam Voigt, Vice-President Dromana Cricket Club, agreed and added “we very much thank Zoe McKenzie and Greg Hunt for their ongoing advocacy on behalf of our clubs. Our new cricket nets are incredibly important for our Club to keep growing our junior, senior and female programs.”
The funding, which is being provided to the Mornington Peninsula Shire, will also support LED lighting, fencing and associated landscaping.
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