Hills are alive with investment in local sport

23 Apr 2019

Four local sporting facility upgrades have been announced by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Liberal Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint during a visit to Bellevue Heights today.

The four projects, totalling nearly $1 million, will help increase participation in sport and outdoor activity, particularly for school children, and encourage local residents to get more active, more often.

The projects include:

  • $400,000 to install oval drainage and irrigation at Hewett Reserve;
  • $372,537 for four new tennis courts at the Bellevue Heights Tennis Club;
  • $200,000 for lighting at Manson Oval, Bellevue Heights for the Sturt Lions Football Club; and
  • $20,000 for new cricket nets at the Bellevue Heights Primary School.

Ms Flint said the upgrades would make a real difference to local sporting clubs and deliver new facilities to be enjoyed by the whole community.  

“Ensuring that local clubs and community groups have access to proper facilities has been a priority for me throughout my first term,” Ms Flint said.

“These upgrades will future proof clubs like the Sturt Lions Football Club and the Bellevue Heights Tennis Club, and will provide fantastic outdoor facilities for students from Bellevue Heights Primary School and the local community.

“The Morrison Government has prioritised investment in local grassroots sport because we recognise the broad health, social and community benefits that come from supporting local clubs and increasing local participation in sport.

 “Thanks to our responsible economic management and budget surplus, we are in a position to support these projects.”

The projects follow other investments delivered by the Morrison Government to the area, including:

  • $456,000 for upgraded changeroom facilities at the Blackwood Football Club;
  • $400,000 for the construction of new clubrooms at Hewett Reserve; and
  • $750,000 for an outdoor nature play space at Wittunga Botanic Garden.