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Assistance to sporting and recreational groups in Wannon



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P A R L I A M E N T OF A U S T R A L I A

H O U S E OF R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S

MALCOLM FRASER, M.P. MEMBER FOR WANNON

AUSTRALIAN RARUAMENT OFFICES 400 FLINDERS STREET MELBOURNE, VIC. 3000

TEL 622521 EXT. 83

PRESS RELEASE 20th February, 1975.

Malcolm Fraser, the Member for Wannon, said today that he felt that the Australian Government had not informed all sporting and recreational organisations in the electorate of Wannon of the assistance which may be available to them.

He said that he had received advice from the Minister for Tourism and Recreation that support will be given to facilities for organised or informal recreation, for . sporting or social activities, for indoor or outdoor programmes and for individual or group participation.

Projects which will receive high priority would be ones which will be used by a wide cross section of the community, which are supported by' local government and the community, ones where local funds will be involved, where there is

a deficiency of recreation facilities in the area, and where the population growth in the area may be expected to generate more demand for recreation services.

He went on to say that strictly commercial or private organisations would not be eligible for assistance.

He had been advised that applications should be submitted through their local government authorities before the end . of February and that priorities are given to projects at the local level.

"I intended to contact each organisation in my electorate but I found that there were so many that it was not possible to process them all. I am therefore seeking publicity through the press so that.organisations do not miss out on possible assistance merely because they were unaware of the policy

and therefore did not apply'1, he said.