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Background Notes

Community Cultural, Recreation and Sporting Facilities Grants

Victoria -1992

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St Albans Bowls Club Inc

The Club has received a grant of $80,000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of a multi purpose hall and lawn bowls club at Kings Park Reserve. The facility will assist the many residents of the community who at present are forced to travel to venues outside their own area to participate in the sport of bowls.

Nullawil Recreation Reserve Building Committee

The Committee has received a grant of $40,000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of the Nullawil Community Complex at Recreation Reserve. The Complex will be a multi-use community facility comprising changing rooms, meeting and recreational areas. It will provide a focal point for the continued interaction of an isolated rural community.

Police and Citizens Youth Camping Project

The organisation has received a grant of $9,000 from the Commonwealth for the provision of camping equipment, specifically camp equipment, for the Youth Camping Program. The equipment will be used at various camp sites around Victoria. The Program addresses the needs of families and young people who may need a break from each other as well a showing young people recreational options

rather than involving themselves in anti-social behaviour such as drugs, casual sex, alcohol, petty crime etc.

The Bendigo Trust ·

The Trust has received a grant of $100,000 from the Commonwealth for the development of the Bendigo Cultural Tourism Enhancement Project. This will provide shelter, food and comfort facilities in attractive surroundings to cater for over 120,000 visitors to Bendigo's two major, cultural heritage attraction - the Central Deborah Gold Mine and the Vintage "Talking" Tram Terminus.

City of Oakleigh

The Council has received a grant of $250,000 from the Commonwealth for the redevelopment of J H Hocking Sporting Complex. This will include construction of three additional basketball courts, changeroom alterations, new storeroom and linking the existing Oakleigh Pool complex to the Hocking Basketball Stadium via a common entrance and foyer. The project will assist in increasing

opportunities for people of all ages to participate in basketball, netball, volleyball and indoor soccer.

The Council has received a grant of $250,000 from the Commonwealth for extensions to Springvalc Neighbourhood House. This will provide extended space to cater to community programs. The Neighbourhood House provides a resource centre for self-help and social action groups within the City of Springvalc, and individuals from outside Springvalc who have no self-help groups to meet their needs in their own area. There are currently an average 500 community members and 25 ethnic and social groups using the facility each month.

City of Springvalc

Trentham Bowling Club

The Club has received a grant of $10,000 from the Commonwealth for extensions to the club room, kitchen and viewing gallery including handicap ramp access. The clubhouse is currently undersized and only suitable for 30 players at any one time while the bowling green caters for up to 100 players on a day of competition. The seating capacity, kitchen facilities and viewing area are inadequate on most

competition days. '

City of Box Hill -

The City has received a grant of $100,000 from the Commonwealth for the re-development of the Box Hill Swimming and Recreation Centre. The project proposes to add a multi-purpose games hall capable of accommodating 3 netball/basketball courts, new learners' pool and dedicated creche. It will also provide expanded aerobics and gymnasium space and lighting for existing tennis courts. This will enhance the existing facilities to improve the function and viability of the Centre and provide

additional activities such as basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton.

Shire of Orbost „

The Shire has received a grant of $65,000 from the Commonwealth for construction of a multi-purpose indoor sports complex. This will consist of an indoor games area, basketball court and amenities. The project will cater for a range of recreational needs in the Orbost community and Far East Gippsland. The nearest indoor recreation centre is at Lakes Entrance - 60km away. The facility will cater

specifically for netball, volleyball, badminton, basketball and gym facilities for schools and the community. The multi-functional design will allow for a range of other social and cultural activities.

City of Dandenong

The Council has received a grant of $10,000 from the Commonwealth for the installation of an outdoor fitness centre at Greaves Reserve. The site is centrally located within the Municipality and provides a venue for many sections of the community to pursue their recreational activities and personal fitness,

Geelong Historical Records Centre

The Centre has received a grant of $41,500 from the Commonwealth for the construction of disabled access at the Centre. This will involve installing a wheelchair lift facilities at the Centre's main entrance and some structural alterations. The provision of a lift will enable the disabled community of all ages (including students) as well as the elderly, to gain full access to the Centre's range of cultural

and educational services and allow them to become involved in activities presently denied to them.

The Nepean Historical Society Incorporated

The Society has received a grant of $100,000 from the Commonwealth for extensions to the Nepean Historical Museum. The extensions will contain a new entrance for people with disabilities, slide and video instruction area, variable and special display area, vital storage and works area and toilets. The Nepean Historical Museum, located at Sorrento, the site of Victoria's First Settlement in 1803, serves all sections of the community, with particular emphasis on school groups and students, including those

at tertiary level. .

Birchip Historical Society Incorporated

The Society has received a grant of $1,490 from the Commonwealth for the construction of an entrance ramp for people with disabilities and purchase of equipment. The higher than average ratio of elderly, disabled elderly and disabled young adults in the Birchip Shire necessitates meeting more of their cultural and recreational needs. " '

Badger Creek Primary School

The School has received a grant of $36,500 from the Commonwealth for the development of Badger Creek Netball Courts. Growth in the Badger Creek area has outstripped available recreational and sporting facilities. Inadequate public transport limits access by Badger Creek residents to facilities further afield. Badger Creek has a high percentage of young families and teenagers who need to be encouraged to participate in sporting activities such as netball. .

Shire of Daylesford and Glenlyon

The Shire has received a grant of $25,000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of a Tourist Information Centre, incorporating new public toilets, at Vincent Street, Daylesford. The centre will be designed to accommodate the information needs of the large number of visitors who visit the "Spa Centre of Australia", Daylesford & Hepburn Springs.

Whit lie.sea Contact Community House

The organisation has received a grant of $800 from the Commonwealth for the renovations to the child care room. Hie project will provide extra places in child care in an area that lacks these facilities. It will also provide recreational programs/activities for a community with very few venues for these

programs.

Pascoe Vale Sports Club

The Club has received a grant of $15,000 from the Commonwealth for the upgrading of Pascoe Vale Sports Club Pavilion. In addition to improving the clubrooms as a sporting base for the Pascoe Vale Football, Cricket, Netball and Basketball Clubs, the intention is to offer social facilities in line with clubs in nearby areas.

Bendigo Chinese Association Museum Incorporated

The organisation has received a grant of $100,000 from the Commonwealth for the development of the Golden Dragon Museum Project. This stage will consist of a Classical Chinese Garden, Ceremonial Archway and Stone Bridge which provides access to the museum courtyard. Bendigo has a long established and well respected Chinese Community which dates back to the gold rush days of the 1850

s. The project will provide a community educational facility for learning about and understanding a significant part of Australian history which has rarely been told.

Shire of Hampden

The Shire has received a grant of $15,000 from the Commonwealth for the upgrading of Terang Civic Hall. The community needs a properly functioning community hall for various forms of entertainment (eg. cabarets, cultural activities such as live theatre by the drama group, workshops, films and receptions). There is presently an excellent cultural and community group infrastructure in Terang and district but for the general community to benefit fully it requires a focus for activity.

City of Doncaster & Templestowe

The Council has received a grant of $10,000 from the Commonwealth for the installation of an exersite at Finns Reserve. In November 1991 a footbridge link was created between Finns Reserve and the Main Yarra Trail on the Heidelberg side of the Yana River. This has provided Templestowe residents with access to 20 kilometres of a shared walking/bicycle- riding trail along the Yarra River. The

installation of an exercite will provide recreation opportunities for walkers and joggers using the trail.

YMCA of Esscndon & District

The organisation has received a grant of $40,000 from the G>mmonwealth for extensions to Esscndon YMCA. Extension of the existing Centre will provide a youth and participants lounge/meeting area, registered occasional child care and creche facility, and improved user amenities. The design will allow the Essendon YMCA'to maintain its focus on youth and young families.

Moe and District Netball Association

The Association has received a grant of $15,000 from the Commonwealth for the provision of court lighting at Moe and District Netball Courts. This will enable the Association to accommodate more teams and more interest from the working players that can only be available in the evenings. They would also be able to host various regional training sessions and competitions.

Shire of Diamond Valley

The Shire has received a grant of $50,000 from the Commonwealth for the provision of operable walls within the Diamond Creek Community Centre. This will enable the building to function better and create areas that can be used for a dual purpose.

Shire of Bulla

The Shire has received a grant of $50,000 from the Commonwealth for extensions to Sunbury Aquatic Centre. This will include construction of a gymnasium to allow for substantial additional numbers of participants, and the relocation of a range of fitness activities to Sunbury Aquatic Centre.

Lalor/Thomastown Little Athletic Centre

The Centre has received a grant of $11,000 from the Commonwealth for extension to the communications room at Alexander Avenue Reserve, Thomastown. The room will permanently house communications and arena announcement equipment used during athletic competitions. Little Athletics is conducted for children between 5 and 15 years of age. Children come from all levels of

society and from various ethnic backgrounds and include the disabled. Completion of the project will enhance the ability of the Centre to run a professional operation and attract more children to the sport The Centre is the largest sporting body in the area and is affiliated nationally; there are currently 450 children competing with the Centre weekly.

'Hie Council has received a grant Of $200,000 from the Commonwealth for Whelan's Tip site acquisition and park development. The land purchased will complete the government-funded Merri Creek share (walking/cycling) pathway. Passive recreation features will also be incorporated, including the establishment of native vegetation along the creek frontage, seating, barbeques, children's

play equipment and mixed use open grassed playing surfaces (not designated sports grounds).

City of Brunswick

Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre

The Centre has received a grant of $ 100,000 from the Commonwealth for the upgrading of Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre, Chadstone. This will provide more space to run programs for the youth and disabled, of the area. The Centre will be able to offer a wider range of both learning and recreational programs ie. extra adult literacy/numeracy classes, basic cookery, pottery etc.

City of Werribee

The Council has received a grant of $250,000 from the Commonwealth for the development of President's Park, Werribee. President's Park complex is located on Council-owned land and aims to achieve a high standard multi-purpose recreational park for a variety of users. These users include a large number of organised sporting groups as well as both casual and organised passive recreational users.

City of Geelong .

The Council has received a grant of $250,000 from the Commonwealth for the reconstruction of the John Tandy Field Athletics Track, South Geelong. The project will include widening and resurfacing the existing six lane running track to eight lanes, altering crossfall to comply with current International Amateur Athletic Federation rules and modifying the track perimeter to facilitate access for use by disabled persons. The John Tandy Field Athletics Track is the only facility with comprehensive

amenities to be recognised by the Victorian Amateur Athletic Association as a regional centre.

Willaura Tennis Club Incorporated

The Club has received a grant of $10,000 from the Commonwealth for resurfacing of tennis courts at Willaura Recreation Reserve. A rejuvenated surface will establish an excellent facility and promote sporting participation from other members of the local community.

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'Hie Council has received a grant of $50,000 from the Commonwealth for the enhancement of undeveloped open space areas into arboretum style parklands at McAlpin Reserve and Monterey Park, North Ringwowl. The development of this reserve into a park will provide the North Ringwood Community and the whole of Ringwood with a unique park that will mature over the years, creating a collection of living named specimen trees and shrubs. The development will also help meet the lack of

passive recreational facilities. .

City of Ringwood ' ■

Eumemmerring Secondary College

The College has received a grant of $113,000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of Fountain Gate Ecacentre (Education and Community Activities Centre), Narre Warren. Fountain Gate is part of Melbourne's South-eastern Growth Area. It is characterised by a rapidly increasing population, high unemployment and comparatively young population. There are no indoor sporting venues (for basketball etc) or performing arts centres anywhere in the Fountain Gate/Narre Warren area.

Preston Neighbourhood House

The organisation has received a grant of $7,366 from the Commonwealth for the purchase of equipment for the Children's Centre and Recreation Project. The Neighbourhood House runs a variety of programs including English and literacy, personal growth and recreation. It also caters for child care for parents to attend group activities and occasional child care for the Preston community.

City of Keilor

The Council has received a grant of $44,500 from the Commonwealth for the restoration of an historically significant timber bridge, Arundel Road (Maribymong River), Keilor. This will provide a crossing of the Maribymong River reserved for pedestrian, cycling and equestrian use. The project is expected to extend the life of the bridge for at least 10 years.

Mooroopna Bowls Club Incorporated

The Club has received at grant of $45,000 from the Commonwealth for extensions to the clubroom and provision of lighting for greens at Mooroopna Bowls Club, Mooroopna. It is envisaged that with the current ageing population, the club will gain more members over the next few years thus requiring more spacious clubrooins. Provision of lighting over the western green will enable the club to provide outdoor bowls during the evenings of the summer months.

Yeodcne Hall and Recreation Reserve

The organisation has received a grant of $4,554 from the Commonwealth for the redevelopment of the kitchefi in Yeodcne Hall, Colac. The will enable provision of improved services to users, both existing and potential. The Yeodene Hall services a rural community of approximately 45 families located in

an area of some 50 sqkm. There are a number of groups that utilise this facility on a regular basis.

Shire of Melton

The Shire has received a grant of $50,000 from the Commonwealth for the development of a community youth facility. The establishment of a centralised youth facility will enable local young people to identify with a venue that is able to offer a broad range of activities and services to meet their needs. This type of facility would allow for the development and implementation of recreational,

educational, vocational and personal development programs and activities. The facility and programs will be accessible to young people with disabilities.

Mentone Athletic Club

The Club has received a grant of $25,000 from the Commonwealth for the provision of Australian's syntHetic fibre athletic track and associated facilities for competition at Dolamore Oval, Mentone. This will enable the venue to be used for major sporting meetings.

Victorian Water Polo Incorporated (VWPI)

The organisation has received a grant of $65,000 from the Commonwealth for upgrading Hawthorn Swimming Pool Complex. With the increasing recognition of the beneficial qualities of swimming and other aquatic activities, the upgrading of the pool and extended opening hours will benefit people of all ages in the Hawthorn area. In addition, the upgraded facilities will enable VWPI to provide additional

water polo activities for school children of all ages and all adults who play water polo in and around the Melbourne metropolitan area.

City of Ararat

The Council has received a grant of $60,000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of a basketball/multi purpose court, childrens’ wading pool and upgrading the multi-purpose activity building at the YMCA Sports Complex. These works will cater for the perceived needs of the community and will provide the Ararat region with a first class regional facility.

The Club has received a grant of $80,000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of a multi­ purpose community sports centre, Sunshine. This will incorporate 8 under cover bocc^courts, 3 soccer dressing rooms, 2 squash courts, referees' room and associated storerooms. It will also include a mezzanine section for bocce/soccer recreation rooms and also 2 out-door tennis courts. The expansion of bocce acknowledges the large and growing number of aged members within the ethnic community;

excess of 1,600 in the Italian community alone.

St Paul's Bocce Club

The Club has received a grant of $3,000 from the Commonwealth for the erection of fencing to enclose bocce pitches established by a group of people in the community. This will provide recreational/social activities for the ethnic elderly and the unemployed in the community of West Sunshine, an area that has a high migrant population with high unemployment and a lack of sporting facilities.

Ualo-Australian Co-operative Social Club Limited - Sunshine '

Thomastown Epping Lalor Soccer Club

The Club has received a grant of $18,000 from the Commonwealth for the development of women's dressing rooms at Partridge Reserve, Lalor. The Club presently has a team squad of 25 women players which competes in the state 1st Division. The project will assist women's soccer to be played and promoted in the community.

City of Dandenong

The Council has received a grant of $80,715 from the Commonwealth for restoration works to Laurel Lodge, Dandenong. The Lodge was built between 1867 and 1870 and is one of the only remaining buildings of the City's 19th Century past. The project will enable the building to be used as a heritage centre which interprets the social history of Dandenong in general and Laurel Lodge in particular. It could also be used for meetings, social and business functions. Previously the house has been used as a

static house museum but a change of focus would meet much broader community needs.

City of Knox

The Council has received a grant of $100,000 from the Commonwealth for the upgrading of Knox Gymnastic Centre. The existing centre will be modified and expanded to include inground landing pits and safer run-ups for vaults and tumbling. Trampoline facilities will be incorporated with gymnastics.

The Centres' enrolments have reached approximately 500 members. It caters for training in three disciplines and has recently added a Sports Acrobatics program.

The Council has received a grant of $50,000 from the Commonwealth for the development of Castlemainc Community Performing Arts Centre. The intention of the project is to develop the existing library hall, join it to the existing senior citizens' centre, and equip the resulting building to a high professional standard for multi-functional use. The building can then be used far more effectively and economically for a range of community arts and leisure activities. '

City of Castlemaine

Tyrendarra Recreation Reserve Committee of Management

The Committee has received a grant of $20,000 from the Commonwealth for extensions to the existing tennis pavilion, Tyrendarra Recreational Reserve. This will incorporate toilets, showers, change rooms and ramps for entry to the pavilion by the disabled and a social and entertainment area. The project will provide a valuable facility for users of the recreation reserve in a small rural area and includes

members of the Football Club, Cricket Club, Netball Club, Badminton Club and Show Society,

Broadmeadows Club Incorporated

The Club has received a grant of $52,000 from the Commonwealth for the establishment of an 8 rink lawn bowls facility, adjacent to the Broadmeadows Club building. This will provide recreational • facilities aimed mainly at those aged thirty and above. Broadmeadows is a city of over 100,000 . residents who are catered for by two bowling clubs, both of which have long waiting lists.

City of Port Melbourne

The Council has received a grant of $250,000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of a new club house at the Soccer Club Pavilion, J L Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne. This will include a kitchen, changerooms, shower and toilet facilities and social rooms. The Soccer pitch on the J L Murphy Reserve is the home ground of the Port Melbourne Soccer Club. The Club has approximately

120 members comprised almost entirely of migrants or their children.

Preston Makedonia Soccer Club

The Club has received a grant of $105,000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of a Juniors’ Pavilion at B. T. Connor Reserve, Reservoir. This will provide change room and shower facilities for 120 Preston Makedonia junior soccer players plus visiting teams.

City of Heidelberg

The Council has received a grant of $200,000 from the Commonwealth for the extension of the Banksia College Community Sports Centre, Banksia College. This will develop a one court multi­ sports stadium into a two court centre providing a major centre catering for a range of court sports for the local community and sub-region. The project will also include lighting of three existing outdoor multi-sports courts.

‘ Italian Social Club - Altona Incorporated

The Club has received a grant of $100,000 from the Commonwealth for the completion of the Italo- Australian Multi-Purpose Community Centre, North Altona. The Centre will be for multicultural use with particular emphasis on the ethnic aged, isolated migrant women and unemployed youth in a locality with high unemployment and limited multicultural facilities.

Branxholme Recreation Reserve

Tlie organisation has received a grant of $201000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of a recreation pavilion at Branxholme Recreation Reserve. The pavilion will be used for storage of equipment and by members of the cricket, football and netball clubs and the bushwhackers' carnival.

Hamilton Art Gallery

The organisation has received a grant of $20,000 from the Commonwealth for the development of the foyer and forecourt at Hamilton Art Gallery. The forecourt is to be widened and upgraded to provide a public square and a clearer focus for the Gallery's presence in the City. ,The foyer is being upgraded to provide an information, security and reception area at the front of the Gallery servicing not only the Gallery but the adjoining library and perfonning arts complex. The redevelopment improves access for the disabled by the ramping of the forecourt and the placement of electric doors to the foyer, gallery and library.

Shire of Kyneton ,

The Shire has received a grant of $20,000 from the Commonwealth for the redevelopment of Kyneton Showgrounds. This will include the installation of a drainage system and refurbishment of the existing sprinkler system to ensure a high standard multi-use sports and festivities (cultural) arena. The poor condition of the showgrounds arena/sports ground has over recent years placed a number of sporting

and cultural activities in jeopardy.

Trentham Sports Ground Committee of Management

The Committee has received a grant of $10,000 from the Commonwealth for the upgrading of , amenities for Trentham Sports Ground. The project will provide appropriate roofing and a covered way for the existing toilets. It will also extend the existing social room to allow for an adequate function area. .

Geelong Steam Preservation Society ·

The Society has received a grant of $50,000 from the Commonwealth for the reconstruction of Bellarine Peninsula Railway. The project will recreate the railway station as it was in the 1940s. It will also provide a safe area for visitors and provide tourism, recreational and educational benefits to the community.

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St Michael's Tennis Club - Tallangatta

The Club has received a grant of $16,026 from the Commonwealth for the construction of two tennis courts, Tallangatta. St Michael's Tennis Club has gone from a one team club to a three team club in two years. At present it hires a court some distance away. There is also an increasing number of junior teams.

Deer Park Secondary College School Council

The Council has received a grant of $50,000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of a table tennis centre. The table tennis centre will, become part of the "Give the Deer a Heart" concept. The concept attempts to establish new partnerships and levels of co-operation and provide facilities for a large and disadvantaged community.

Warrnambool Regional Performing Arts Centre

The Centre has received a grant of $5,000 from the Commonwealth for the upgrading of existing lighting equipment and the supply and fitting of fire proof curtain and tracking. The project will give greater versatility to the complex ie. the curtain would allow the theatre to be transformed into a third of its size which would provide a more intimate environment. It will also provide a more suitable

space for them.

Rutherglen Apex Club

The Club has received a grant of $5,500 from the Commonwealth for the upgrading of Rutherglen Apex Park. The Park is to be developed to provide a recreational area for children of all ages. Rutherglen at present has no central public playground facility. This project will provide a safe area for children of all ages.

East Sandringham Boys Junior Football Club Incorporated

The Club has received a grant of $25,000 from the Commonwealth for the upgrading of existing facilities. The additions will include umpires' change rooms and equipment storage rooms. The existing facilities are inadequate to cater for the number of young people wishing to participate. The project will provide improved sporting facilities and will enable the club to respond to the demands of youth in the community.

Murtoa Netball Club Incorporated

The Club has received a grant of $4,400 from the Commonwealth for resurfacing the netball court The court is used all year round by local school children and sporting groups. It is also used as a meeting venue and is open to all members of the community for use at any time. The Gub provides

entertainment for the youth of the town and outlying areas.

The Council has received a grant of $80,000 from the Commonwealth for the development of an Historic Community Arts, Environment and Tourist facility at Ovemewton Gatehouse, Keilor. The project revolves around the only building in Keilor which is registered on.the National Estate Building Register. The development will involve restoration and landscaping of the site and will provide an

ideal community attraction.

City of Keilor

Reggio Calabria Club Incorporated - Brunswick

The Club has received a grant of $250,000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of a multi purpose members' hall with kitchen and toilet facilities. The Reggio Calabria Club is the largest Italo- Australian Club in the inner Melbourne metropolitan region boasting 700 families and 4000 individual members. The Club offers facilities such as bocce, soccer and squash. Its primary objectives are to develop culturally-relevant sporting, cultural, welfare and recreational activities offered in a family

setting meeting the specific needs of youth, migrant women and the aged.