Labor delivers $5 million investment to transform Albert Park sporting clubs
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MACNAMARA
CHAIR, PARLIAMENTARY JOINT COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS
STATE MEMBER FOR ALBERT PARK
PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE
LABOR DELIVERS $5 MILLION INVESTMENT TO TRANSFORM ALBERT PARK SPORTING CLUBS
The Albanese Labor Government has reached an agreement with Parks Victoria on its $5 million commitment to upgrade sports and recreational facilities in Albert Park.
With more than 260 sporting clubs and 6,000 members across 16 land and water sports, Albert Park is one of Australia’s most utilised community sporting precincts, with demand increasing each year.
Despite the demand, many of the facilities in Albert Park are outdated, with ageing changerooms and facilities in need of work.
The funding allocation was aligned with the priorities in Parks Victoria’s masterplan. The priorities for funding were based on the state and use of the facilities as well as increasing female participation in sport.
The $5 million investment will include:
Change Room Upgrades
Stuart King Pavilion
Minor Sports Facility Upgrades
Field 6 (Baseball Diamond Area)
Works on each project will be scheduled to minimise disruption to sporting teams. The first works will commence over the coming weeks and all projects will be completed by the end of 2025.
Quotes attributable to Josh Burns MP – Federal Member for Macnamara:
“I am so pleased to announce the delivery of this $5 million investment into our much-loved Albert Park precinct. Communities across the electorate of Macnamara will benefit from these projects as we improve facilities for our local community. This grant will promote access to sports across our community and will offer everyone a chance to lead a healthy and active life.”
Quotes attributable to Nina Taylor MP – State Member for Albert Park:
“I’m excited about this collaborative effort to breathe new life into the Albert Park sporting precinct. Albert Park is the centre of our local sports clubs, and this investment will contribute to a more active and healthy life for all members of our community.”
02 February 2024