Argyle Reserve Pavilion Redevelopment (28.10.2014)
Written on the 28 October 201428 October, 2014
Hughesdale’s sporting community will soon be able to get more active and healthy at the redeveloped Argyle Reserve Pavilion, thanks to a $100,000 funding boost announced today from the Victorian Government’s Community Facility Funding Program (CFFP).
Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Member for the Southern Metropolitan Region, Georgie Crozier said the grant would help Monash City Council support the project which will provide greater opportunities for local clubs and the wider community to participate in sport and active recreation.
“Sport and recreation clubs throughout the state are a vital part of our social fabric, especially here in Oakleigh," Ms Crozier said.“That’s why the Victorian Government is delighted to invest in sports facilities that bring even more great benefits to the community, encouraging people to get together and get more active and involved."
The funding will be used for the redevelopment of the pavilion and to upgrade the multi-purpose room, player and referee change rooms, canteen, accessible toilets and storage.
The upgrade will provide female family friendly changing spaces for the membership and a multi-purpose space to hold club activities such as training courses.Very pleased with the announcement, Liberal candidate for Oakleigh, Theo Zographos said the funding would make the facility more accessible for community sport and recreation in Hughesdale and would allow the community to host bigger and better events.
“The $100,000 boost will play an important role in increasing participation and improving the health of the entire Oakleigh community. The redevelopment will help expand the use of the facility and accommodate more people of all abilities,” he said.
Minister for Sport and Recreation, Damian Drum said the Victorian Government is committed to a more active Victoria and proud to give this timely boost to clubs throughout the state that are the backbone of their communities.“This investment is recognition of the important role sports clubs play in community development, from providing a place for families to meet and get active, to supporting the development of volunteers,” Mr Drum said.
The Argyle Reserve Pavilion Redevelopment is one of more than 120 projects to receive funding from the 2015/2016 round of the Community Facility Funding Program.
For more information about the Community Facility Funding Program visit http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/sport