A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will invest an additional $3.9 million across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula to upgrade and build new sports facilities, bringing its total local sports commitment to $5.9 million.
The Peninsula Sports Package includes:
$2 million towards supporting women’s sports, including;
$410,000 for Peninsula Senior Strikers at Centenary Park;
$300,000 for Peninsula Junior Strikers at Ballam Park;
$300,000 for Seaford Football/Netball Club at RF Miles Recreation Reserve;
$300,000 for Seaford United Soccer Club at Seaford North Reserve ;
$300,000 for Karingal Football/Netball Club at Ballam Park;
$150,000 for Tyabb Junior Football/Netball Club at Bunguyan Reserve; and
$150,000 for Dromana Football/Netball Club at Dromana Recreation Reserve.
$1.6 million towards a Peninsula Playing Fields Package, including;
$1 million to help establish playing fields, including soccer fields and a hockey pitch to support junior soccer and hockey for Mt Martha, the Southern Peninsula, Mornington and Frankston;
$500,000 to replace the Mornington Netball Court’s bitumen surface with synthetic surface; and
$100,000 to complete the Monash University Hockey Centre rehabilitation at Peninsula Hockey Centre, Frankston.
$300,000 for Frankston Dolphins Junior Football Club for lighting.
$2 million to build a new purpose-built Mornington athletics facility, announced earlier.
Liberal Candidate for Dunkley, Chris Crewther, said this funding would be an enormous benefit for local sporting clubs.
“This federal funding will bring wide-reaching benefits to our community and increase local sporting participation,” Mr Crewther said.
“This funding injection will allow clubs to make necessary improvements to their existing facilities including change room upgrades, lighting installation, and enhancement of their grounds.
“We have seen a huge increase in participation in local sporting clubs, particularly by women.
“Women make an enormous contribution to our local sporting clubs and this funding will facilitate greater uptake by women,” Mr Crewther said.
Treasurer Scott Morrison said the $5.9 million Peninsula Sports Package would provide assistance for clubs to upgrade local facilities for soccer, hockey, netball, and AFL football.
“Chris Crewther is a strong local candidate who recognises the advantages of boosting local sports facilities that benefit the whole community. He has advocated for this package very strongly, and should be praised for getting results,” Treasurer Morrison said.
“This package will ensure that Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula can support grassroots sports participants into the future.”
Liberal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt said demand for local sports had grown significantly in recent years.
“I'm particularly pleased that the extraordinary growth of the Mt Martha Junior Soccer Club will be supported with new home grounds in the Mt Martha region,” Mr Hunt said.