Victoria

Lights up sport at Mount Moriac

The community of Mount Moriac has been given a sporting boost with the Victorian Government announcing $650,000 in grants to upgrade local sporting facilities.

Victorian Minister for Sport John Eren announced that new lighting will be installed at Mount Moriac Recreation Reserve thanks to $250,000 from the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, and a new female friendly pavilion will be built thanks to $400,000 from the Female Friendly Facilities Fund.

All three netball courts and the football ground will be given competition standard lighting providing the Modewarre Football Netball Club with more capacity and flexibility to schedule training and matches. The second oval will also have drainage and irrigation installed to create a more stable and usable surface.

The Modewarre Football Netball Club and Modewarre Cricket Club are frequent users of the two ovals at Mount Moriac Reserve, however the lighting of the main oval is substandard and the ground surface of the second oval is poor.

The Barwon Valley Pony Club will also benefit by having its old pavilion redeveloped to feature female friendly and fully accessible change rooms, improved storage and administration and event spaces.

These funding packages are part of the Victorian Government’s strong commitment to sports and active recreation, encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active.

Across Victoria we’ve invested more than $420 million in community sport and recreation facilities, and earlier in 2018 provided almost half a billion dollars in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to support sport and active recreation at all levels.

Victorian Minister Eren acknowledged Bass Coast Shire Council, Barwon Valley Pony Club, Modewarre Football Netball Club and Modewarre Cricket Club for their financial contribution to the projects.

Source: Vic Government