The new Balmoral complex brings together the sporting community
Balmoral football, netball, tennis, cricket, rodeo and more now have a new state-of-the-art center to showcase the city’s top regional talent, made possible by an investment of over $176,000 from the government Andrews Labor Party. Community Support Fund.
Parliamentary Secretary for Sport Danielle Green this week joined Southern Grampians Shire Council Deputy Mayor Cr David Robertson to officially launch the new Balmoral Community Complex on the Balmoral Recreation Reserve.
Home to the Harrow Balmoral Football Netball Club, the new community center replaces aging facilities which struggled to meet the needs of clubs and the wider Balmoral community.
Labor government funding has been launched for new flooring, kitchen fittings and appliances, cold room, sound system, benches and landscaping.
The new complex is also a boon to the local community, including the Balmoral Rodeo Committee and the Balmoral Pastoral and Agricultural Show Committee, who now also have access to the new facility to hold meetings, events and celebrations.
The opening of the Balmoral complex comes just 13 months since Ms Green launched women-friendly facilities in Harrow, West Wimmera Shire, thanks to a $1million investment from the Victorian Government.
From new sports pavilions to upgrades to playgrounds, projects like these provide high quality, accessible places for Victorians to enjoy the benefits of sport and active participation in leisure.
This initiative is part of the government’s investment of more than $1.1 billion in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014.
Ms Green thanked the Southern Grampians Shire Council and all other financial contributors to the project for their commitment and support to the entire Balmoral Community Complex.
For more information on infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributed to Parliamentary Secretary for Sport Danielle Green
“Sport is the lifeblood of regional communities, and the new Balmoral Community Complex will provide opportunities for the growing number of football, netball, cricket and tennis players to emulate their sporting heroes in their own backyards. .
“Clubs like Harrow Balmoral Football Netball Club now have excellent facilities that they can be proud of at Harrow and now at Balmoral.”
“I am delighted to have officially launched the two new facilities, in just over a year, for two great neighboring communities who work so closely together on and off the pitch.”
As Balmoral Community Resort Management Committee Chairman Mick Leeming said
“The new facilities are fantastic for the Balmoral community, they will make a huge difference to our sports club and other activities, what better way to bring the whole community together.”