Labor will upgrade Monbulk Recreation Reserve
An Andrews Labor Government will build a new community pavilion at Monbulk Recreation Reserve, serving community sports groups and Monbulk Primary.
The Reserve currently caters for more than 800 players from local cricket, netball and Australian Rules clubs, schoolkids and families at Monbulk Primary School and local community groups
Labor’s $600,000 plan for a new community pavilion will help these clubs and groups grow. It will provide new community meeting and activity rooms and male and female change rooms.
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.
Current facilities at Monbulk Recreation Reserve do not accommodate the increasing numbers of women players, umpires and volunteers.
Quotes attributable to Mr Merlino:
“Monbulk Recreation Reserve will get a new community pavilion under Labor – a new home to help local clubs and groups grow.”
“Monbulk has a very proud sporting history and the recreation reserve is part of an impressive sport and community precinct; however the facilities do not match the quality and excellence of the volunteers or the hundreds of players.”
“Local Monbulk residents and participating sporting clubs have worked hard, over many years, for a new pavilion. Labor has listened, 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.”
• Monbulk Recreation Reserve is home to more than 800 members of the Monbulk Football Netball Club, Monbulk Junior Football Club and Monbulk Cricket Club.