Media Release

13 August 2018

O’Brien: Lighting up the Greenhill Reserve

Monday 13 August 2018

Lighting up the Greenhill Reserve

If elected, a Liberal Nationals Government will contribute $545,000 to upgrade the facilities at Greenhill Reserve in Wallan.

A $350,000 lighting upgrade will enable playing and training times to be significantly extended at the reserve in order to support both the Senior and Junior teams as well as introduction of a women’s football team in the future.

The remaining funds will be used to enclose the netball courts to ensure they can be used all season regardless of the weather conditions.

The Wallan Football and Netball club started in 1904 and has a large member base from the Wallan community including a long association with Wallan Secondary College, who also uses the facilities.

Only the Liberal Nationals will support local sports clubs instead of spending $225 million on Etihad Stadium like the Andrews Labor Government.

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

“Labor has been in government 14 out of the last 18 years and Wallan Football and Netball club has missed out on funding, time and time again.

“Meralyn Klein has been doing extensive work to support the growth of local grassroots clubs and has advocated strongly for this funding.

“The Liberal Nationals will always put grass roots sport first, unlike the Labor Party which has spent two thirds of its sport budget on the AFL and elite sport.”

Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Yan Yean, Meralyn Klein:

“The Wallan Football Netball Club is at the heart of the Wallan community.

The club has been disappointed in recent years at missing out on funding which has gone to other towns. These upgrades will provide the club with the opportunity to move to the next level.”