Maree Edwards MP with City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Jennifer Alden, Cr Rod Fyffe, Cr Vaughan Williams and representatives from Kanagaroo Flat sporting clubs.

Kangaroo Flat’s cricket, football and netball clubs can look forward to new female friendly changerooms and showcasing their skills on new multi-use cricket training facilities, made possible by the Victorian Government.

Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards officially opened the new rooms and cricket training facility at the popular ground on Saturday 22 May, made possible by a $400,000 Government funding package.

Dower Park is the home of grassroots sport in Kangaroo Flat, however up until recently, clubs have been hamstrung by facilities built in a bygone era.

The new female friendly changerooms are a boon for local sport, providing new change areas for players and umpires.

Kangaroo Flat Cricket Club also has a new five-net training area, providing valuable extra space for bowling and batting practice. The retractable nets will also provide a space for other sport participants to fine tune their skills.

The new changerooms and cricket facilities complement two soon-to-be-completed multi-use netball and tennis courts at the ground, funded by a $100,000 grant for the Victorian Government’s Country Football and Netball Program.

The new sports facilities will go a long way to inspiring even more locals to join in the fun and the Kangaroo Flat teams can also welcome more women and girls, train longer and compete at quality facilities.

The Victorian Government has invested more than $1.05 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.

From playspace to pavilion upgrades, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for Victorians to reap the benefits of sport and active recreation participation.

Better facilities make it easier for Victorians to get back into local sport and recreation and live active and healthy lifestyles.

They are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.

Ms Edwards acknowledged the City of Greater Bendigo, and the Kangaroo Flat Football Netball and Cricket Clubs for their commitment and financial contributions to the projects.

For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au

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