Media Release

09 October 2018

O’Brien: $500,000 for synthetic greens at Wonthaggi Bowls Club

Tuesday 9 October 2018

$500,000 for synthetic greens at Wonthaggi Bowls Club

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will contribute $500,000 for the installation of new synthetic greens at the Wonthaggi Bowls Club.

Due to an unforeseen rise in the cost of maintaining and managing the grass greens at the Wonthaggi Bowls Club, this announcement will be welcomed by the Club.

The dramatic costs are unsustainable to the club to continue their sport with the current condition of the greens. Synthetic greens will resolve this issue and enable play to continue through the winter months.

The purposes of the Club are to conduct; encourage; promote; advance and administer lawn bowls throughout the local area.

The Wonthaggi community will benefit from being able to participate in local activities without travelling long distances.

It will provide greater participation opportunities for families; school children; women and girls; people with disabilities and young people. Due to the growth in the area and predicted future growth the club is looking to provide increased participation in this sport.

State Member for Bass, Brian Paynter has worked with the Wonthaggi Bowls club for numerous years in support of the members and the facilities.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Sport, Danny O’Brien:

“The Liberal Nationals are committed to investing in local sporting facilities.

“Bowling has grown rapidly in popularity over the last few years and it’s great to be able to fund this project.”

Comments attributable to Member for Bass, Brian Paynter:

“I have raised this issue in the past to support the local sporting club and I am honoured to give this announcement.

“Previously players have not been able to play in winter months and the cost of maintaining the grass was high; with this funding members will be able to enjoy the green all year round.”