$400,000 for new Community Sports Facilities in Boothby

17 Jun 2016 press release

Flagstaff Hill Community Centre will receive a much needed upgrade following the Turnbull Coalition Government’s commitment today of $400,000 to deliver new change rooms, an upgraded kitchen and bar, as well as improved storage facilities.

Liberal candidate for Boothby, Nicolle Flint said the Flagstaff Community Centre provides essential sporting and social facilities for the local community.

“I met with the team at the Flagstaff Community Centre and local sporting clubs, and was impressed with their detailed submission and commitment to providing a hub for some of the best teams in the state.” Ms Flint said.

“This is a fantastic local project, and I am pleased to have secured this funding because it recognises the hard work of so many community groups in Flagstaff Hill.”

Stage 1 of the upgrade will provide female change rooms to cater for tennis, netball and athletic participants as well as the increasing number of female umpires. It will also provide an upgrade to the male change rooms, to bring them in line with the required standard.

Stages two and three of the project will improve the function area and transform the centre from a primarily sports focussed facility, into one which will cater for the broader community.

“The Turnbull Coalition team has a track record of supporting women in sport. The Coalition has made it a priority to encourage young women, aged 12-19, to participate in sports as part of the #girlsmakeyourmove health campaign,” Senator Ryan said.

“Sporting clubs are the lifeblood of our local communities, and having great new facilities under the Coalition will ensure that the Flagstaff Hill sporting clubs will be around for generations to come.”

The Flagstaff Community Centre is home to local sports clubs including cricket, football, tennis and netball. It also provides facilities for the local Rotary Club.