Families in Carisbrook will be able to rely on great local sporting facilities, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver $2 million towards new club rooms for Carisbrook Recreation Reserve.

Right now, the outdated facilities at the reserve do not cater for the growing levels of female participation and are preventing clubs and players from reaching their full potential.

The funding will be used to develop female friendly player and umpire changerooms, a multipurpose room for events and meetings, toilets and storage as well as upgrading the main netball court and tennis court.

The upgraded club rooms will be utilised by local sporting clubs and organisations, with the Carisbrook Football Netball Club, Bowling Club, Cricket Club, Lions Club and Primary School all set to benefit.

With these upgrades from a re-elected Labor Government, local clubs – and this local community – will have the great sporting facilities they deserve.

To kickstart work at Carisbrook Recreation Reserve immediately, the Andrews Labor Government also announced an immediate $160,000 for the Carisbrook Bowls Club to deliver a new synthetic green.

The synthetic green upgrade will involve the removal of the existing surface, and replacing it with a BowlsWeave woven surface to create an even and smooth surface for bowlers.

While the Liberals cut funding for hospitals and schools, and closed TAFE campuses – only Labor will invest in the projects our community really needs.

The Labor Government has made the biggest investment in grassroots sporting opportunities in Victoria’s history, with $420 million dedicated to community sports.

Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas

“Community sport is about bringing people together. With this funding, we’ll help make Caribrook’s sporting clubs – and local community – stronger than ever.”

“Whether it’s cricket, netball or bowls - Labor will make sure local communities have the sporting facilities they need.”

Quote attributable to Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford

“The growing number of women participating and competing in local sport is a great thing. With this investment in female-friendly facilities, we’ll help make sure everyone can reach their full potential.”