Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Kicking goals in Frankston

Media Release

JM076/2018

13 April 2018

Joint release with:

Colin Hampton

Mayor of Frankston City Council

Chris Crewther

Federal Member for Dunkley

  • Frankston Dolphins Football Netball Club receives four light towers across two ovals
  • Project will enhance and contribute to the health and wellbeing of the community
  • The Coalition Government invested $300,000 in the project

Grassroots sport in Victoria has received a boost with the construction of four new light towers at Overport Park in Frankston, south of Melbourne.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the Coalition Government's contribution of $300,000 had created a range of opportunities in the region.

“The project has already paid dividends for the community creating five jobs during construction. It will allow the Frankston Dolphins Football Netball Club to increase membership and participation, and also provides a safe environment for training,” Dr McVeigh said.

Federal Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther said the Coalition Government's majority investment toward the project provides significant support to one the region's key community organisations.

“The Club was founded in 1887 and it is great to see that 131 years later the Club is still providing great benefits to the community at all ages and levels of the sport,” Mr Crewther said.

“The sporting fields will now be used to capacity, allowing more sporting teams to travel and play in the evening. I am glad to see one of my key election commitments being fulfilled.”

Mayor of Frankston City Council Colin Hampton said providing recreation facilities for the community is an important part of Council's commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of residents.

“I look forward to seeing local clubs and residents enjoying the benefits from this key project, while Council continues in its commitment towards increasing sporting opportunities across Frankston City,” Cr Hampton said.

The Coalition Government contributed $300,000 towards the project, the Victorian Government $100,000 and Frankston City Council $24,727.