Drought fund­ing for sports clubs

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Twenty-five sport and recre­ation projects across 11 re­gional mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties are shar­ing in $2.3-mil­lion in State Govern­ment ‘drought­proof­ing’ grants.

The govern­ment is pro­vid­ing the money from its Sus­tain­able Wa­ter Fund – Com­mu­nity Sport and Recre­ation Pro­gram.

Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary for Re­gional Vic­to­ria Danielle Green vis­ited Gor­don Street Oval in Ararat to an­nounce money for projects in Ararat and North­ern Grampians mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

Grants he an­nounced in­cluded: • $150,000 to pro­vide a sus­tain­able sur­face to Gor­don Street Recre­ation Reserve, Ararat, in­clud­ing an au­to­matic ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem. • $107,000 to in­stall au­to­matic ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tems at Pomonal and Lake Bo­lac recre­ation re­serves and re­seed oval surfaces. • $53,900 to con­nect Con­con­gella Pri­mary School to the Wim­mera Mallee Pipeline, con­struct­ing an ef­fi­cient ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem and plant droughtre­sis­tant turf on the school oval. • $29,548 to con­nect Marnoo Me­mo­rial Park to a large-ca­pac­ity storm-wa­ter stor­age dam at South­ern Ark Stor­age fa­cil­ity.

Other projects across the re­gion to re­ceive fund­ing in­cluded: • $59,000 for ad­di­tional non-potable ir­ri­ga­tion wa­ter sup­ply at An­zac Park, War­rackn­abeal. • $150,000 for Kaniva College de­vel­op­ment. • $150,000 for a sus­tain­able wa­ter project at Mt Dif­fi­cult Golf Course, Halls Gap. • $150,000 for syn­thetic courts at Nhill Ten­nis Club. • $8436 for a rain­wa­ter tank for turf wicket at Cough­lin Park, Horsham. • $97,284 for Ras­mussen Road cam­pus grounds re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion, Horsham Pri­mary School. • $140,000 for Ru­pa­nyup Bowl­ing Club syn­thetic greens. • $40,000 for Sun­ny­side Bowl­ing club im­prove­ments, Horsham. • $86,640 for Har­row foot­ball, net­ball and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment.

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