Labor looks to sports with finish line in sight


Biggest match yet to come: Labor is banking on sports being a big vote winner next weekend. Picture: Supplied

THE state Labor Government have directed their attention towards sport in their last push to claim the win in the 24 November state election.

Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny announced the latest batch of sporting funding would be directed towards Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve upon re-election.

The promised funding would go towards implementing female-friendly change rooms for the Skye Football Club, as well as a rebuild of the pavilion.

“Our local clubs know how much this investment is needed and I’m proud to help deliver this vital upgrade,” Ms Kilkenny said.

Sports minister John Eren MP said “local sport is about bringing local people together. With brand new female friendly changerooms, we’ll help make Carrum Downs’ local clubs, and local community, stronger than ever.”

In addition to the Carrum Downs’ pledge, Mordialloc MP Tim Richardson has visited Regents Park to announce a $3.5 million dollar funding boost to the home of Edithvale-Aspendale if re-elected.

The money is planned for use in upgrading tennis courts and lighting at the ground.

Mr Richardson also announced this week $125,000 in budgeted funding for a revamp of the Cheltenham Panthers’ change room facilities.

Roy Dore Reserve and RF Miles Reserve in Carrum and Seaford have received bipartisan support for funding from both major parties.

The state Liberals have pledged funds to redeveloping Lloyd Park in Langwarrin in conjunction with the federal government, but are still looking for a Frankston council commitment before beginning the project.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 14 November 2018

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