Media Release

07 November 2018

Morris: Massive funding boost for Ballarat Hockey

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Massive funding boost for Ballarat Hockey

Out of control population growth in our regional suburbs is placing enormous pressure on our local sporting clubs.

That’s why an elected Liberal Nationals Government will contribute $1.8 million towards the first stage of the construction of a second hockey centre in Ballarat.

The funding will go towards the construction of a new hockey pitch and change rooms as the current facility is bursting at the seams, with 388 registered players and 33 teams training at the site making it difficult to schedule training and game time for this amount of players.

Victoria’s population is growing at around 150,000 people a year and the Andrews Labor Government has failed to properly plan for that growth.

Unlike Daniel Andrews who has decided to give a massive $225 million of taxpayers’ money to the AFL to upgrade Etihad Stadium, the Liberal Nationals are getting behind cash-strapped local sporting clubs who desperately need our support.

The Liberal Nationals will get back in control of population growth and stand up for all Victorians, unlike the city-centric Andrews Labor Government.

Comments attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Joshua Morris:

“Amy Johnson is focusing on the issues that matter and she’s fighting for her local community and that’s why the Liberal Nationals are backing her policy to give Ballarat Hockey a state of the art facility for the Ballarat community.

“Only a Liberal Nationals Government will get back in control of grassroots sport and provide our community sporting clubs with the facilities they need and deserve.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Wendouree, Amy Johnson:

“I’m passionate about local sport and the benefits it brings to our young people in the local Ballarat community.

“This funding will help engage and attract more young people to play hcokey, aiding in more positive relationships across our community and will make Victoria Park home to one of the premiere sporting facilities for the region.”