Walker Reserve's new training facility now open

Media Release

FN039/2016

06 May 2016

Joint release with:

Alan Tudge

Federal Member for Aston

Stage One of the $235,872 Walker Reserve Multi-purpose Training Facility officially opened in Wantirna South today.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Coalition Government provided $147,598 toward Stage One, with an additional $59,402 committed for future Stage Two works, through the Community Development Grants Programme.

“This Programme is providing almost $350 million nationally towards community infrastructure projects that promote stable, secure and viable local and regional economies,”Minister Nash said.

Federal Member for Aston and Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge said the project provided the community with a safe, functional new facility that will be utilised to encourage residents to participate in sporting activities.

“Stage One works constructed four enclosed cricket training nets with retractable netting to allow for open space when the nets are not required,” Mr Tudge said.

“Stage One was open to the public in January 2016 just in time for the local clubs to begin training in preparation for their various sporting competitions.

“Stage Two will construct two netball courts with floodlighting that will extend the hours of usage allowing for night training and competition.”

“Planning is well underway to finalise the designs for the future Stage Two works,” Mr Tudge said.

Stage One of the Walker Reserve Multi-purpose Training Facility project was jointly funded by the Australian Government which provided $147,598, Knox City Council which provided $14,872 and Cricket Victoria which contributed $14,000.