Media Release

05 October 2018

O’Brien: Liberal Nationals to upgrade Max Pawsey Reserve

Thursday 4 October 2018

Liberal Nationals to upgrade Max Pawsey Reserve

With increased female participation in sports like football and cricket and more population growth in our suburbs than ever before, it’s essential that upgrades are made to our local sporting facilities.

If elected, a Liberal Nationals Government will commit $500,000 towards new change rooms and toilets at Max Pawsey Reserve.

This reserve is an important local asset, and the venue for the local Carols by Candlelight each Christmas. The Fountain Gate Football & Cricket Club also include players from many disadvantaged communities in the area and this club provides a base for them.

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

“The Liberal Nationals are committed to supporting the fantastic sporting clubs at Max Pawsey Reserve and proud to be working with local councils, clubs and communities to develop good quality, local facilities that bring more people together through sport.

“A Matthew Guy led Government won’t hand over millions of dollars to the AFL to spend on Etihad Stadium, we will prioritise funding for suburban and country sports clubs.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Narre Warren North, Vikki Fitzgerald:

“Sport and recreation play a vital role in the Narre Warren North community. These clubs bring our community together and help to engage our kids in healthy lifestyle choices through sport, education and friendship.

“Fountain Gate Football & Cricket Club are a growing sports club, with a dedicated membership, who have worked incredibly hard on behalf of their players to improve the facilities and nurture growth at the club.

“This facility upgrade is vital and has been a long time coming for the club. It will ensure that the Narre Warren North sports precinct can be enjoyed by the local community for many years to come.”