“Local sporting clubs like the Eltham Football Club, Eltham Junior Football Club, and the Eltham Cricket Club are the cornerstone of local communities – that’s why we’re backing them with our record investment,” Andrews said.
The project will demolish the away clubrooms and rebuild, refurbish and extend the existing pavilion next door – extending the social area and improving the changerooms, canteen, kitchen and storage.
The funding will be provided as part of $60 million in community sporting grants in the 2018/19 budget meaning the government has provided $1.2 million for upgrades at Eltham Central Reserve.
“We’ve now provided $1.2 million to replace run down changerooms and improve the pavilion at Eltham Central – giving these clubs terrific facilities they deserve,” Ward said.
The Victorian Budget will provide $241.6 million for women’s and community sport, the biggest investment in female and grassroots sport in the Victoria’s history.