Sport and Recreation Community facilities | November 04, 2018

The Nationals breathing new life into Balmoral Community Complex

The Nationals in government will breathe new life into Balmoral with a $672,500 contribution towards a new Community Complex at the Recreation Reserve, Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has announced today.

Speaking at Balmoral Show and Shine, Ms Kealy said $472,500 would go towards the overall building cost with the remaining $200,000 dedicated to the fit out of a new kitchen if The Nationals are elected to government in November.

“Current infrastructure at the Balmoral Recreation Reserve is white-ant ridden and some areas are unsafe for public use,” Ms Kealy said.

“The Balmoral Recreation Reserve Committee and local residents have done a fabulous job in raising over $370,000 towards this community project, so it’s fantastic to be here announcing this support from a Liberal Nationals Government.

“The new complex will be a fantastic multi-use community asset that will serve as a meeting place for the Balmoral community and our region for generations to come.

“Country sport is 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.

“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.

“Only The Nationals will deliver a better deal for our sporting clubs in Balmoral and across Regional Victoria.”

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will make a record $195 million investment in grassroots sports, providing the support clubs and volunteers need to get back in control of their stretched resources.


An elected Liberal Nationals Government will also:

  • Invest $89 million in a Grassroots Sport Fund to fix and upgrade local sports facilities
  • Boost investment in country football and netball and expand funding to include local cricket clubs, with a $15 million injection to the Country Football, Netball and Cricket Fund
  • Ensure women and girls have the facilities they need to get involved through the $20 million Women in Sport Facilities Fund
  • Open up schools and other state government owned land for community sport use through a $39 million Sports Ground Investment Package
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