$125,000 boost delivered in Wannon

Media Release


03 December 2014

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitments to the electorate of Wannon through the Community Development Grants Programme.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan today announced that the Australian Government has approved funding of $125,000 to the Southern Grampians Shire Council for the Melville Oval Lighting project.

Mr Briggs said the funding was another example of the Australian Government's commitment to building productive infrastructure for communities across Australia.

“We are getting on with the job of delivering $314.2 million towards almost 300 community projects across Australia.”

“The installation of new lights at Melville Oval will allow the facility to be used in the evenings for training or night time competitions,” Mr Tehan said.

“Night time access will enable the Hamilton Kangaroos Football Netball Club to further develop their teams and also increase participation in football and netball by providing them with one location for training.

“The new lights will facilitate more than 250 training sessions to be held through the football season, and stage a minimum of four games, including providing the opportunity to host premier games to build the economy and enhance future athletes.

“It will provide the community with the opportunity to host evening competitions catering to children who are unable to attend weekend activities, increasing their participation in sporting and cultural events.

“It will be a great boost to the local region, encouraging social inclusion and promoting participation in sporting and cultural events.”

The programme is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development which undertakes a value with relevant money assessment of each project against the programme guidelines to ensure the efficient, effective, ethical, and economical use with relevant money.