30 Jul 2020 Media Release

Grant Awarded for upgrade to Richard Silcock Sportsfield

The Victorian Government has awarded a Local Sport Infrastructure Grant to the Richard Silcock Sportsfield, providing $125,000 in funding to improve lighting of the northern pitch.

The funding boost will allow for around 30 additional hours a week of training opportunities for youth and community sports teams.

Sonja Terpstra MP, Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region is pleased to see this kind of support for local sports and recreation in the area, and the roll-on benefits it will have on community and youth participation in sports.

The upgrade will directly benefit clubs like the Croydon Ranges Football Club, seeing them provide more training and practice time on the field, helping to foster community among participants and their families.

The project is one of 100 to benefit from more than $30 million via the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Infrastructure Fund.

This investment also recognises the overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria and includes additional funding provided through the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.

Ms. Terpstra acknowledges the work of Maroondah Council and for its commitment and financial contribution to the project.

For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Sonja Terpstra

“This is a big win for the sporting groups and local community that utilise the facilities at the Richard Silcock facilities in Croydon – the impact this will have on the local community will be one that is felt for many years to come.”

“It’s a great example of how the Victorian Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians.”

 “The Victorian Government is giving communities like ours the facilities they need so more locals can play the sports they love.”