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

Peninsula Hockey Centre's new playing surface unveiled

Media Release


13 November 2017

Joint release with:

Chris Crewther

Federal Member for Dunkley

  • Monash University Peninsula Hockey Centre's upgrade is now complete
  • New international-standard synthetic turf gives local players a top quality pitch
  • The upgrade allows the centre to host up to 26,000 visits per year

Hockey players in Victoria's Peninsula region celebrated the opening of the upgraded Monash University Peninsula Hockey Centre today, after the installation of a state-of-the-art synthetic pitch.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Coalition Government was improving regional communities by investing in local projects.

“This upgrade gives the community an opportunity to bring in regional and state-level hockey and soccer matches, and encourages more people to participate in local sport,” Mr Chester said.

“The project created six jobs during construction with an additional three ongoing jobs, while the ability to host more events will pay dividends for local businesses and that will lead to further work for people in the community.”

Federal Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther, who attended the opening today, said the upgraded facilities would have a significant impact on sporting clubs, schools and referees in the region.

“The installation of an International Hockey Federation standard synthetic turf surface and shock pad will ensure we have access to safely train and play matches,” Mr Crewther said.

“I am sure our local hockey enthusiasts will make great use of this new playing surface. The upgrade will allow 26,000 visits per year, across junior, female and male training and competition matches. I am very pleased to see this project promised during my election campaign delivered”

The project was jointly funded by the Federal Coalition Government ($100,000) and Monash University ($442,291).