Wednesday, 12 September 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is getting it done for the 150 participant strong Moe Bowling Club with a new synthetic green rolled out and ready for action.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing MP today joined the Moe Bowling Club members at the popular venue to officially open the new all-weather synthetic green.

The new green was made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

From competition to barefoot, bowls is as popular as ever, however Moe Bowls were struggling to cater for the growing demand on their old grass green.

The great advantage of synthetic greens is that they’re more durable, easy to maintain, don’t require watering and are accessible all year round.

Therefore, Moe Bowling Club can host more competition, training, do its bit for the environment and keep up with the growing demand for year-round bowls at the same time.

The $180 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is making sports more accessible for all Victorians – so people of all ages and all abilities can get involved, whether as a player, coach, umpire or volunteer.

The Andrews Government is committed to giving all Victorians the opportunity to get out there and get active.

Across Victoria we’ve invested $420 million in community sport and recreation facilities including local and regional sports grounds, leisure facilities, parks, playgrounds, trails and other sport and recreation infrastructure.

It’s backed by almost half a billion dollars from our 2018/19 Budget to ensure sport and active recreation goes from strength to strength.

Ms Shing acknowledged project partners Moe Bowls Club for their commitment and $205,000 financial contribution to delivering the new synthetic green.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing MP

“Whether you’re a casual bowler or a true competitor – we want locals in Moe to have the very best bowls facilities.”

The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is getting it done for clubs like Moe so they can grow their memberships, providing more opportunities for passionate bowlers to play the sport they love.”

“The Moe Bowls Club has brought people together for more than 70 years, and this new green will give even more locals the opportunity to have a roll and get active.”