October 20th, 2021Transforming sports facilities
The Victorian Government is helping communities build and transform sports facilities, including female friendly change rooms, to encourage more participation and healthier lifestyles across the state.
Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced applications are now open for the 2021-22 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.
The fund will invest up to $27 million for new and improved sports facilities across Victoria, with a focus on providing facilities to encourage participation among women and girls. As sporting clubs, leagues and associations chart their path to reopening, the Government investment in infrastructure will help stimulate local economies while encouraging people to stay active and healthy. The Fund supports projects across five dedicated streams: Indoor Stadiums/Aquatic Centres, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting, Community Facilities, and Planning. The grant amount available to develop female friendly facilities has increased to up to $800,000 to support more women and girls getting involved in community sport. The planning stream will support councils in developing projects to meet the changing needs of their communities.
Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence: “Investing in new and upgraded facilities means community clubs can support more players and host more events safely as we progressively re-open. We’re creating a level playing field and urge councils and sporting organisations to think creatively about how they can support their communities with innovative and inclusive facilities.”