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Thursday, 28 February 2019

NEW PLAY SPACE FOR HARCOURT

Stanley Park North will soon have a brand new play area to encourage children in Harcourt to get active in outdoor play, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today announced the design and construction of a new play space in the park, thanks to $250,000 from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

The space’s design elements and equipment are being developed through consultation with a local working group and the wider Harcourt community, to make sure it fits the needs of all local families.

Ms Edwards also announced that the Labor Government is investing $30,000 for a business plan to develop indoor highball facilities in the area, to increase participation in basketball, netball, badminton, table tennis, futsal, volleyball and gymnastics.

The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is part of the Labor Government’s support of sports and active recreation, encouraging all Victorians to get involved and get active no matter their age, gender or ability.

The Labor Government has invested over $630 million in community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria since 2014, and the Victorian Budget 2018/19 included almost half a billion dollars to support sport and active recreation at all levels.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards

“This fantastic new play space will encourage all young Mount Alexander Shire residents to get outdoors and get active – and we’re listening to the community so we can create a space that suits everyone’s needs.”

“We’re also backing a business plan to build a new indoor highball facility in Mount Alexander Shire – giving people the opportunity to stay active and play the sports they love, whether that’s indoor soccer, netball, table tennis or gymnastics.”

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