Media Release

05 November 2018

O’Brien: The Hastings Blues score big with Liberal funding

Monday 5 November 2018

The Hastings Blues score big with Liberal funding

Daniel Andrews has lost control of population growth and it’s hurting local community sport.

That’s why an elected Liberal Nationals Government will provide the Hastings Football Netball Club with $300,000 to upgrade lighting at its home ground.

The current lighting is inadequate, does not allow competition night games and makes training less effective for all players on both ovals.

This new lighting will allow Hastings football and cricket teams to stage night matches against their greatest rivals on their main oval and draw large crowds.

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 sporting club facilities are increasingly run down and stretched.

With Victoria’s growing population, it’s important that we keep investing in local sporting clubs, so that we can make sure everyone has access to quality sporting facilities.

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

“Labor has been in office in Victoria for 15 of the last 19 years and it has badly neglected local sporting clubs.

Sports clubs like Hastings Football Netball Club are experiencing growth in participation and are finding it difficult to keep up with the increased demand for 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 and deserve.”

Comments attributable to Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess:

“This funding will help engage and attract more young people to play at the club, aiding in more positive relationships across our community.

This funding will make the Hastings Football Netball Club one of the premiere sporting facilities for the Mornington Peninsula.

Only the Liberal Nationals will get back in control of population growth and support grassroots sport.”