Sport and Recreation | August 04, 2018
Kealy kicks in $600,000 to revitalise Nhill’s Davis Park
The Nationals in government will breathe new life into Nhill’s Davis Park, with a $600,000 contribution towards modernisation works, Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has announced today.
Speaking at the Nhill vs. Horsham game at Davis Park, Ms Kealy said the funding will contribute to works to modernise the pavilion and for new changerooms and toilets, if The Nationals are elected to government in November.
“The buildings at Davis Park are significantly aged and in urgent need of refurbishment to support the large number of members who use the facilities every day,” Ms Kealy said.
“This refurbishment will breathe new life into this multi-use community asset so it can continue to be a meeting place for the Nhill community and our region for generations to come.”
The Nhill & District Sporting Club, based at Davis Park, has nearly 600 members, including local cricket, football, hockey, netball and soccer clubs.
“Local sporting clubs are critical to the social fabric of our rural communities and are crying out for state government support to help with the upgrade of local facilities,” Ms Kealy said.
“But our country sports are missing out under the Premier for Melbourne, who thinks the country’s richest sporting organisation is more deserving than our grassroots clubs.
“The Nationals have committed to redirecting any funds available from Daniel Andrews’ dud Etihad Stadium deal to support our grassroots clubs, benefiting hundreds of thousands of Victorians and ensuring the future wellbeing of local communities.
“The Nationals will deliver a better deal for our sporting clubs in Nhill and across Regional Victoria.”
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