The Maroondah Rugby Club and Maroondah United Football Club will soon be enjoying modern sports facilities thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane today announced that the two Maroondah clubs were among the grant recipients in the new round of the Labor Government’s $180 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

One grant of $100,000 for the redevelopment of the Griff Hunt change rooms to upgrade and reconfigure change rooms to create two change rooms and associated amenities. The upgrade to the pavilion will provide updated and compliant facilities to benefit the Maroondah Rugby Club and Maroondah United Football Club who will move to the facility once upgraded.

On top of the change room, upgrade Maroondah City Council will receive $150,000 for the installation of six 100-lux sports field lighting at the Griff Hunt Sports field.

The upgraded lighting will provide further training opportunities for rugby, gridiron and soccer.

Victorian sports clubs are the lifeblood of our communities and they deserve modern, accessible and safe facilities – the Labor Government is delivering those facilities through its Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

The fund is developing new sport and active recreation facilities, rejuvenating tired grounds, and ageing clubrooms across the state.

In this round of the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, over 90 projects will be supported across Victoria thanks to a $60 million boost from the Victorian Budget 2018/19.

Its part of our commitment to promoting sports and active recreation and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.

Across Victoria we have already invested $420 million in community sport and recreation facilities and added a more than half a billion dollars in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to support sport across all levels.

Mr Leane acknowledged Maroondah City Council for their commitment and financial contribution to the project.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

“Congratulations to Maroondah Rugby Club and Maroondah United Football Club – this boost will go a long way to supporting the growing number of people in Maroondah keen to get involved in local sport and recreation. “

“It’s a great example of how we’re making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians.”

The Andrews Labor Government is giving local communities the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love.”