Labor building a better community in Belgrave South

An Andrews Labor Government will build a new community pavilion and playground at Belgrave South Recreation Reserve.

The Reserve is a community sporting facility used by local clubs and organisations, such as the South Belgrave Football Club and South Belgrave Cricket Club.

Labor’s $500,000 plan for the new community pavilion and playground will give local clubs and organisations the facilities they need to grow. Funding is contingent on a Council contribution.

This announcement builds on Labor’s plans to restore community sport facilities across the state, after Denis Napthine cut funds to community sport by a third.

Labor will also establish a $10 million fund to upgrade women’s change rooms at clubs and grounds around Victoria, because all players deserve equal facilities.

Quotes attributable to Mr Merlino:

“More than a dozen community groups and clubs in Belgrave South will get a new pavilion and playground under Labor – a new home to help them grow.”

“The Belgrave South Community has worked extraordinarily hard over many years to achieve this goal. I congratulate them. Labor’s commitment is the final piece of the puzzle.”

“Importantly, including a community playground in the project will mean that this much loved reserve will be of great benefit to families with children of all ages.”

“Labor will upgrade pavilions, playgrounds and grounds across the state, because community sport matters.”

“Denis Napthine doesn’t care about community facilities. Here in the sporting capital of the world, the Liberals cut funding to community sport.”

Key Facts

• Institutions, clubs and organisations that will benefit from Labor’s plan include Belgrave South Primary School, South Belgrave Football Club, South Belgrave Cricket Club, Southern Dandenong Ranges Land Care, the Red Devils Basketball Club, Selby Netball Club, Belgrave South Community House, Belgrave Heights CFA, Belgrave South Auskick, South Belgrave Junior Football Club and local scout groups.