Cricket and football are back big time at the home of the Fitzroy Doncaster Lions Cricket Club, Doncaster Football Club and Doncaster Junior Football Club with the completion of a new pavilion at Schramms Reserve, backed by the Allan Labor  Government.

Member for North-Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane today visited the reserve to officially open the new facility, made possible by more than $1.2 million from the Victorian Government.

The new pavilion is a game-changer for local clubs – who have over 420 participants between them – providing the perfect venue for training, local development programs and competition.

The facility replaces an ageing club room with a modular pavilion complete with female friendly change rooms, officials change rooms and amenities, club storage /rooms, canteen, kitchen and a covered spectator area.

Over the past decade the Victorian Government has invested more than $1.9 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure across the state.

Investments like these are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, levelling the playing field and improving the health, wellbeing and social outcomes for Victorian communities.

Shaun Leane MP acknowledged the Manningham City Council’s financial contribution of more than $92,000, and Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia for their $30,000 contribution.

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Quotes attributable to Member for North-Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane

“From Premier Cricket to local footy, Schramms Reserve is an important sport hub for the people of Doncaster and it’s important that locals have modern and accessible facilities so people can get out and get active.”

“Doncaster sports finally have the female friendly hub they need to bring the community together to enjoy the activities they love.”

“We want all Victorians to have access to high quality facilities regardless of where they live or what gender they are. Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for Victorians to get active and lead healthy lifestyles.”