The Morrison government is investing in local sporting infrastructure to help increase sporting participation and get the local community more active, more often.

The Morrison Government is delivering $213,387 to improving facilities at North Mount Gambier Netball Club and $266,000 for the Kalangadoo Netball Club’s facilities.

The investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program that is upgrading local facilities across Australia that will help drive increased participation in sports and physical activity.

“The Morrison Government is supporting local grassroots sports because we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from greater activity and participating in sport,” Member for Barker Tony Pasin said.

“It is a key priority of our government to promote the social and health benefits of physical activity and sport and our investment to upgrade facilities and infrastructure will provide a real encouragement for those local residents not currently active.”

“Our Government’s investment in local sporting facilities will go towards upgrades that improve the amenity and functionality like new toilets, upgraded lighting and installing irrigation.”

“For the North Gambier Netball Club this involves the construction of a new Netball pavilion adjacent to Vansittart Park, encompassing change rooms, bathrooms and spectator viewing areas.”

“For Kalangadoo it includes the construction of a community inclusive, safe change room space including amenities, accessible community toilets, warm up area, umpires rooms and disabled access toilet,” Mr Pasin said.

“Strong economic management means Governments can invest record funding into infrastructure, health and education without having to increase taxes. If we weren’t in the economic position we are thanks to Liberal Governments plan to grow the economy, funding in this project may not have been possible,” Mr Pasin said.

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