The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government today announced it will invest $3 million of federal funding for three important community sporting infrastructure projects in our local community.

A $1 million federal contribution will be provided for the construction of a new Wandin North Community Pavilion including an additional netball court to cater for the very welcome increase in female participation.

A $ 1 million federal funding contribution will also be provided for the construction of a new pavilion at the Mt Evelyn Recreation Reserve.

At Kimberley Reserve in Chirnside Park, $1 million will be provided for essential oval and lighting upgrades.

Federal Member for Casey, Tony Smith welcomed the much needed funding.

“For many months I have worked closely with each of the Clubs, and after strong advocacy on their behalf, I am thrilled that together we have successfully secured this funding which will upgrade sporting facilities and encourage more girls and boys to participate in sport.’

“When complete, all three recreation reserves will also be an invaluable resource providing social and meeting spaces for local sporting and community groups,” Tony Smith said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said; “Tony Smith has been fighting hard for these important local infrastructure projects and he has delivered.”

“The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government invests in local projects because we understand Australia is built upon local community groups that are supported and run by the hard work and dedication of thousands of volunteers’, Mr McCormack said.

Hannah Maguire