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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former 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

Game on for Winchelsea Netball Club under Building Better Regions Fund

Media Release


02 August 2017

Joint release with:

Sarah Henderson

Federal Member for Corangamite

  • New netball pavilion at Eastern Reserve soon to be a reality under the Coalition's Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)
  • Coalition investing $200,000 under BBRF
  • Project will increase club membership and provide improved spectator facilities

A new netball pavilion at Eastern Reserve in Winchelsea will soon become a reality under the first round of the Coalition Government's new Building Better Regions Fund.

Teaming up with Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash in Winchelsea today, Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson said the project would involve the construction of a new pavilion at Eastern Reserve including change rooms, public amenities, office, storage shelter and first aid/trainer room.

“The pavilion will feature a spectator/social space with bi-folding walls between all rooms and an enhanced spectator viewing area,” Ms Henderson said.

“Once complete, the new facilities will help local clubs host larger more competitive competitions including inter-regional carnivals attracting new players and greater sports tourism opportunities to our region.”

Minister Nash said the project will enable the club to host larger tournaments and grow the sport throughout the region.

“The new pavilion will benefit local netball clubs, boost spectator attendance, increase membership and encourage participation in sport,” Minister Nash said.

“This project beat hundreds of others—there were more than 500 applications for infrastructure in this round of the Building Better Regions Fund.

“I aim to help build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and providing community sporting facilities does just that.”

“After a competitive merit-based selection process, there are always those who were not successful and are naturally disappointed. We know this and we've got dedicated staff in the Department of Industry to give tailored feedback to each unsuccessful applicant to help improve those applications for next time. They can be contacted on"

Minister Nash said she expected to open another round of BBRF before the end of the year.

The project is being jointly funded with the Coalition Government contributing $200,000 under the BBRF, Surf Coast Shire Council contributing $259,000, Winchelsea Football Netball Club Inc contributing $25,000 and Eastern Reserve Committee of Management contributing $25,000.

More information about the Building Better Regions Fund is available at: