Lights on for Grovedale Sporting Club

Media Release

JB126/2014

19 November 2014

Joint release with:

Sarah Henderson

Federal Member for Corangamite

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

The Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, today announced the start of works on the $176,254 Grovedale Sporting Club Lighting Upgrade project.

“The installation of new lights at Burdoo Reserve will allow the facility to be used in the evenings for players to train and be an asset for the entire Grovedale community,” Ms Henderson said.

“The works will include the installation of six light poles with 16 floodlight lamps, plus any design and site preparation works required,” she said.

“The extended training hours will also provide the club with the opportunity to generate increased revenue through canteen and food sales boosting the economic position of the club.”

The Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie Briggs, said the project 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,” Mr Briggs said.

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.