Drought funding for sports clubs
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.