Community facilities Sport and Recreation | July 26, 2018

Kealy tables petition for redevelopment of Nhill’s Davis Park

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP has tabled a petition in Parliament calling on the Andrews’ Labor Government to immediately provide funding for the redevelopment of facilities at Nhill’s Davis Park.

“The petition to upgrade the facilities at Nhill’s Davis Park demonstrated overwhelming support by the local community who feel neglected by Daniel Andrews’ city-centric Labor Government,” Ms Kealy said.

Following the closure of the pavilion to the public earlier this year, Nhill & District Sporting Club has been working tirelessly with Hindmarsh Shire Council to urgently address the structural risks and issues and are hoping to reopen the pavilion by the end of the year.

However, it was noted by Ms Kealy during a recent inspection of the Nhill and District Sporting Club rooms with Club President, Mr Brett Wheaton, that the existing clubroom facilities are significantly aged and in urgent need of refurbishment to support the large number of members who use them every day.

“The clubrooms have served the community well over the years and it is exciting to hear the great ideas of the Nhill & District Sporting Club about how they can be improved,” Ms Kealy said.

The Nhill & District Sporting Club has nearly 600 members and involves local cricket, football, hockey, netball and soccer clubs all operating from Davis Park.

“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 sporting clubs are missing out badly under Daniel Andrews, the Premier for Melbourne, who thinks the AFL deserves this money over grassroots country projects such as Nhill’s Davis Park.

“I am calling on the Andrews’ Labor Government to immediately provide the funding necessary to redevelop facilities at Davis Park to ensure they continue to meet the needs of the club and local community into the future,” she said.


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