Hazelwood South Reserve is set for a major transformation, thanks to a $1,082,089 funding boost from the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced the project was one of 42 initiatives that secured funds in the second round of the program.

The funding will go towards the construction of a new unisex change facility, which will include four unisex change rooms, umpires change rooms, a first aid room, as well as publicly available toilets.

The facility will provide a perfect base for the Churchill Soccer Club to develop new programs, train, host matches and events.

The project is expected to create new full-time jobs during the planning and design phase, and additional jobs when construction commences.

By working with local government authorities and sporting clubs and organisations, investment from the second round of the program is expected to create 600 local jobs and drive local economic activity worth more than $180 million.

A total of 70 projects have benefitted from a share of $178 million from the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program, part of the Government’s $1.05 billion investment in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.

For more information about the program and details on projects, go to sport.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“This funding is a big win for Churchill and Hazelwood South, and a club who I’ve been proud to work with and support – the new facilities will provide a modern, inclusive and accessible facility.”

“Congratulations to the Churchill Soccer Club, and to players, umpires, supporters and the community on their positive and detailed requests for assistance – this boost will go a long way to support the growing number of people – particularly women and girls – keen to get involved in local sport and recreation.”

“The Victorian Government is committed to making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for players, umpires, supporters and clubs all over regional Victoria, so that more people of all ages and abilities can play the sport they love.”

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