Lovers of lawn bowls on the Mornington Peninsula will be able to put their forehand and backhand draw into practice more often, following the completion of $230,000 upgrades at the Mount Martha Bowls Club.
With the help of a $25,000 Community Development Grant from the Morrison Government, the Club has replaced their old, dilapidated grass bowling green with a new synthetic surface, allowing for increased play, as well as reduced upkeep time and maintenance costs to the club.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, joined with members of the Club on Saturday to celebrate the opening of the new green.
“Lawn bowls, be it social or competitive, is a fundamental part of the sporting landscape on the Mornington Peninsula,” Minister Hunt said.
“Mount Martha Bowls has been working diligently to replace their green and I’m proud that the Morrison Government has been able to help them achieve their goal and back out aiming at the jack.
“Players young and old can now enjoy increased use these brand new rinks year round, while the club can benefit from decreased maintenance costs.”
“On the first day for the new green, I’m delighted to join with the Bowls Club to celebrate the completion of this project.”
“The Morrison Government is committed to helping more Australians get active in their communities and build long lasting infrastructure across the country.”