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Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Page: 13887


Mr ANDREWS (Menzies) (13:40): I've been delighted to support applications for community sport infrastructure grants in my electorate of Menzies. I'm delighted that the Templestowe Sports Club will be in receipt of $110,000 from this Commonwealth government to upgrade the lighting on their main oval. This is a vibrant sporting club in my electorate. It has many members who participate in activities on a very regular basis. This lighting upgrade will enable an increase in participation hours amongst members of the club. Of course, it will also maximise safety for those who are playing on the oval.

The East Doncaster Cricket Club, another very vibrant sporting organisation in the electorate of Menzies, will receive $38,750, which will go towards the upgrading of existing playing surfaces. Again, this will increase the participation of people in the East Doncaster area—those who play cricket, in particular, and other sporting activities on the oval. It'll enable a juniors competition to be conducted on Friday evenings and a veterans sporting competition on Sunday. Indeed, the club estimates that participation will increase by about 200 per cent as a result of these upgrades.

These community infrastructure sporting grants are very important. It has been wonderful to be able to fight for them in my electorate and to be able to announce some of the results.