Media Release

22 October 2018

O’Brien – Liberals hit it out of the park with funding for changing facilities at Eastfield Cricket Club

Monday 22 October 2018

Liberals hit it out of the park with funding for changing facilities at Eastfield Cricket Club

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will contribute $1.5 million towards the redevelopment of facilities and change-rooms at Eastfield Park in Croydon South.

As our population grows the Liberals have a plan to get ahead of grassroots sport infrastructure.

Eastfield Cricket Club has seen membership soar by 42% from 2014-17, which has placed additional pressure on the existing pavilion.

Daniel Andrews has allowed population growth get out of control, putting more pressure on local sporting clubs, leaving them to rely on fundraising efforts to build vital infrastructure like change rooms.

The current facilities are inadequate for the community with only one change-room for all participants, and no women’s change-room. There is only one women’s toilet opening directly out into central change-room area.

The installation of women’s change-rooms will cater to the increase in female participation and improved facilities and amenity will encourage wider community participation.

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

“David Hodgett has been doing extensive work in the local community to support the growth at Eastfield Park and has advocated strongly for this funding.

“Daniel Andrews’ priority of building a ballroom at Etihad stadium is all wrong. A Liberal Nationals Government will get head of population growth and ensure there is enough funding for increased participation in grassroots sport.”

Comments attributable to the Liberal Member for Croydon, David Hodgett:

“Eastfield Park has made a huge contribution to the health and wellbeing of the community. These upgrades will give Eastfield Cricket Club the facilities it needs to encourage more people to get involved in local sport.

“Only a Liberal Nationals Government will deliver on sport for the community.”