Community facilities Sport and Recreation | April 30, 2018

Kealy calls for funding to upgrade Nhill’s Davis Park Pavilion

The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy MP is calling on the Andrew’s Labor Government to allocate funds to repair or rebuild the community pavilion at Nhill’s Davis Park.

The Pavilion, which was constructed in 1965 is in desperate need of upgrade or replacement with notice recently received that it is not safe and unable to be used.

“The community has expressed deep concerned about the future of the pavilion and its upgrade or replacement is a priority infrastructure project identified by the Hindmarsh Shire Council,” Ms Kealy said.

“Development of the recreation reserve by renewing the community pavilion and refurbishment of the change rooms and toilet facilities will assist in accommodating the many sports and community members that use the facilities every day.

“This project would greatly increase access and usage of the facility and benefit our local community groups and sporting organisations,” she said.

The Nhill and District Sporting Club which comprises of five sports; cricket, football, hockey, netball and soccer operates from Davis Park in partnership with the Hindmarsh Shire Council.

The Club is the largest sporting club in the district with a membership base of 580 individuals and is well known across the Wimmera for its travelling supporter base and positive relationships with opposing clubs.

“I am calling on the Andrews Labor Government to show support for our regional communities and provide funding for Nhill’s Davis Park upgrade project,” Ms Kealy said.

Ms Kealy has launched a petition calling on the Andrews Labor Government to immediately provide funding to enable the Pavilion to be repaired or rebuilt. Petition forms are available at a number of Nhill businesses, Emma Kealy’s electoral office at 114 Firebrace Street, Horsham or by calling Ms Kealy’s office on 5382 0097.

“Country sport is missing out under Daniel Andrews who is handing over millions of dollars of taxpayer money to the AFL to redevelop the already world class Etihad Stadium while many of our country sporting clubs sell savs and buckets of chips on Saturdays to survive,” Ms Kealy said.

“If elected in November, The Nationals will deliver a better deal for country Victoria and redirect the funds Daniel Andrews is proposing to spend on Etihad Stadium and use them to support our grassroots sporting clubs, benefiting hundreds of thousands of Victorians,” she said.

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