Athletics is set to receive a massive boost in the outer west of Melbourne with $730,000 funding towards a new synthetic athletics track and two outdoor gyms confirmed this week by Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hugh Delahunty.
The Community Facility Funded Programs are:
$650,000 to install a new synthetic athletics track at Bridge Road Reserve with high jump, shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throw areas, long and triple jump runways and landing pits.
$80,000 to install outdoor fitness equipment at Navan Park in Melton West and Lake Caroline Reserve in Caroline Springs.
“A key objective of the Coalition Government is to build healthy and active communities,” Mr Delahunty said.
“To achieve this goal, we need quality sporting facilities that encourage local people to keep fit and healthy, and enjoy the sports they love well into the future.
“The Coalition Government’s investment in these projects is part of our plan to build for future growth by developing more sustainable sporting infrastructure that makes a real difference to local people.
“With more and more families moving to the Melton area, our investment ensures local clubs can cater for even more people to get more active more often.
“These are just some of the ways we are delivering on the Coalition Government’s strategy to grow the economy, build infrastructure and contribute to the health and wellbeing of the state,” Mr Delahunty said.
Mr Delahunty thanked the City of Melton for their efforts to secure the funding and for providing over $4.9 million towards the projects.
For more information about the Community Facilities Funding Program visit www.sport.vic.gov.au.