BIGGER, BETTER ALFREDTON RESERVE FOR BALLARAT

Families in Ballarat will be able to rely on great local sporting facilities, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver $3.7 million to transform Alfredton Reserve in Ballarat.            

Record levels of participation and a growing number of teams mean an upgrade is desperately needed for the Alfredton Sporting Precinct. There are now over a thousand juniors playing sport across football, rugby, netball and cricket, with numbers growing every season.

Labor will deliver upgrades to the outdated cricket nets, team meeting and social rooms and the outdoor undercover viewing area and decking.  

Improvements will also be made to provide extra parking and storage space for clubs to keep their equipment safe, precinct fencing and a new digital scoreboard – boosting the game day experience for players, coaches and fans. 

In just three short years, 175 women and girls have signed up to play football and netball alone, creating 3 new junior football teams and 1 senior team.             

While more females are getting involved in local sport than ever before, many facilities were built in a bygone era where change rooms for females were in poor condition or in many cases didn’t exist.   

Labor is changing that and levelling the playing field – because every player deserves equal access to equal facilities.

That’s why Labor will help build new female-friendly facilities at Alfredton Reserve, meaning women and girls will no longer have to change in the nearby public toilets.     

A bigger, better Alfredton Sporting Precinct will benefit the Ballarat Redan Cricket Club, Ballarat Memorial Sports Bowling Club as well as other local schools and community groups that use the reserve.

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered the biggest investment in women’s and community sport in Victoria’s history, with $420 million dedicated to grassroots sports.                   

While the Liberals cut funding for hospitals and schools and short-changed grassroots sports clubs, only Labor will invest in the projects our community really needs to keep healthy, active and connected.       

Quote attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren     

“Only Labor will deliver great local sporting facilities for families in Ballarat – creating the space they need to grow, attract more members and win coveted silverware.”      

Quotes attributable to Labor candidate for Wendouree Juliana Addison

“With so many young families choosing to live in Alfredton and get involved in local sport, it’s fantastic that Labor will deliver the word class facilities our young athletes deserve.” 

“With more women and girls kicking and shooting goals – we’re making sure our female changing facilities are up to scratch right here in Alfredton.”