Sports Funding Provides Flexibility

Sports Funding Provides Flexibility

Victoria Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty

Coalition Funding Helps Plan Future Sport And Recreation Needs

Victor P Taffa

Victorian councils are one step closer to determining their sport and recreation priorities thanks to over $700,000 of Victorian Government funding to local and regional planning projects through the Community Facility Funding Program Planning category.

Making the announcement today, Mr. Delahunty said the funding would benefit a number of sport and recreation planning initiatives such as regional tracks and trails strategy, municipal recreation plans, open space strategies and facility feasibility studies. Examples of these projects include:

  • $50,000 to Wangaratta Rural City Council to lead a strategic plan to guide the development of regionally significant tracks and trails in the Hume region.
  • $50,000 to the Borough of Queenscliffe to lead a study which provides a strategic approach for the provision of tennis facilities and club development opportunities across five local government authorities in the Barwon South West Region.
  • $30,000 to assist Moreland City Council develop a strategy to guide the planning and provision of sport and physical activity opportunities for the next five years.

“We want to make it easier for communities to stay active, enjoy their sport and recreation facilities and lead healthier lives. The first step in achieving this is to identify opportunities and priorities through strategic planning.” Mr. Delahunty said.

“This funding supports a strategic approach to the future provision of sport and recreation facilities and programs, including extensive community consultation to assist councils respond to local needs.”

“The Victorian Government is proud to invest in initiatives like these because they bring even greater benefits to the community and encourage more people to get together, play sport, and get more active more often.” Mr. Delahunty said.