Media Release

29 October 2018

O’Brien: Funding boost to Tooradin-Dalmore Football Netball Club

Monday 29 October 2018

Funding boost to Tooradin-Dalmore Football Netball Club

Daniel Andrews has lost control of population growth and its hurting local community sporting clubs like Tooradin-Dalmore Football Netball Club.

That’s why an elected Liberal Nationals Government will commit $470,000 to resurface the carpark and upgrade the oval lighting at the Tooradin Recreation Reserve.

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.

As a result, local suburban and country sport clubs facilities are rundown and stretched.

This new lighting will provide a safe environment for players of all ages and will help grow the club in the Tooradin community, and the newly asphalted car park will provide more spaces for people to park safely whilst at the club.

Labor has been in office in Victoria for 15 of the last 19 years and have they have neglected to properly fund local sporting clubs.

With Victoria’s growing population, it’s important that every person in our state has access to sporting facilities. 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 Shadow Minister for Sport, Danny O’Brien:

“Sports clubs like Tooradin-Dalmore Football Netball Club are experiencing a growth in participation and are unable to keep up with the increased demand in quality sporting facilities.

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

Comments attributable to Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess:

“There is activity at the Tooradin-Dalmore Football Netball Club 364 days a year with increasing demand from all user groups.  This club is such an integral part of the community and that is why it’s important it is properly funded to meet the growing needs of the club and the community.

“The new lighting will allow all of our players to play games in great lighting and train effectively and safely. These new lights will also ensure the facilities are available to more of our community and for longer.

“The players, families and supporters of the club are having to park on gravel, without designated and organised parking spaces. This leads to ad hoc parking during training and on game days, greatly reducing the number of cars that can be accommodated. The car park quickly becomes overloaded.

“This funding will allow for the car parking areas, to be properly asphalted, organised and line marked, increasing the numbers of cars that can be parked, while keeping the area safe for all users, including the hundreds of families that attend each week.”