BROADFORD ROOS HOP IN TO NEW PAVILION

Local sports in Broadford can now prepare for the big games in brand new digs, thanks to the completion of the new pavilion and tennis/netball courts at Harley Hammond Reserve.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes joined representatives from Mitchell Shire Council, Broadford Junior Netball Club, Broadford Football Netball Club, Broadford Junior Football Netball Club and Broadford Tennis Club to officially open the new facilities, made possible thanks to a $500,000 investment from the Andrews Labor Government.

With more than 280 members between them and growing, these clubs are the heartbeat of the local community.

The new pavilion comes complete with female friendly change rooms to cater for local netball and tennis. There’s also an additional community space with storage areas.

The two new competition tennis/netball courts come complete with 350 lux competition standard lighting, ready for local clubs to take their game to the next level. Another two courts were also resurfaced to ensure the safety of participants.

Across Victoria, the Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.

Investments like these are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.

The Victorian Government investment in the project is through the Community Support Fund with Mitchell Shire Council providing $2 million and the Harley Hammond Reserve Committee of Management contributing $14,000 towards the project.

For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit sport.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“As a Broadford local I am very proud to see this investment into our local sporting clubs. New facilities complete with female friendly changerooms are an important addition to support the growth of community sport in our town.”

“The new pavilion and courts are a great way for our community to connect and bring them together for the big games.”