Funding of $50,000 will deliver solar power to the Warrnambool Field and Game shooting club, replacing a generator.
Member for Wannon Dan Tehan welcomed the funding of $50,000 into local sporting infrastructure as part of the second $30 million round of the Coalition Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program.
The announcement was made at the Warrnambool Field and Game Woolsthorpe shooting range at the weekend.
“The Coalition Government understands that our success and prowess as a sporting nation begins with grassroots sports, which is why we have focused our investment on local grassroots sporting facilities such as the Warrnambool Field and Game,” Mr Tehan said.
“As outlined in the National Sports Plan, Sport 2030, grassroots sports help drive increased participation and promote social, health and community benefits of physical activity and sport – a key priority for our government.”
Mr Tehan said sport played an important role across the Wannon region and the benefits of the federal government investment in the facilities would be felt right across the community.
“Sport 2030 recognises sport plays a significant role in Australia, from our biggest cities to regional communities like ours here in Warrnambool”, he said.
Warrnambool Field and Game president Geoff Morris thanked Mr Tehan for backing the funding application.
”The installation of solar power will take our club to the next level and gives us the opportunity to run more professional competitions that are safe and also provide an opportunity for our members and guests to socialise in a more amenable environment,” he said.
“Permanent power at the site will enable the club to run night time competitions and host social events with a reliable canteen service. The lighting will also provide additional safety and also boost their communications systems.
Mr Morris said the club previously had to use a generator.