Ms FLINT (Boothby—Government Whip) (16:20): On Saturday 31 October 2020 it was my absolute pleasure to officially open the new facilities at Price Memorial Oval in Hawthorn alongside my good friend the very hardworking member for Elder, Carolyn Power MP, and the mayor of Mitcham, Dr Heather Holmes-Ross. The upgrade has transformed this community facility, supported by a Morrison Liberal government grant of $385,000. I want to especially congratulate the Sturt District Cricket Club on raising $35,000 and the Mitcham Hawks Football Club for their $24,000 contribution.
This year has been so tough for all of our local clubs, but Sturt and Mitcham kept fundraising throughout the year to ensure the project was fully funded. By working together towards this upgrade, the Sturt District Cricket Club and the Mitcham Hawks Football Club, their players, volunteers and families can now enjoy the fantastic new facilities at Price Memorial Oval. The extensive upgrade includes: renovation of a section of the clubrooms to create a new viewing areas; new footpaths and grass; the construction of a new grandstand pavilion; the installation of solar panels to reduce power costs; and, importantly, new changerooms, which the Sturt District Cricket Club and the Mitcham Hawks Football Club will use to support their male and female teams and visiting teams as well.
In closing, I acknowledge the considerable efforts of Sturt District Cricket Cub chair Robert Young, Mitcham Hawks Football Club president Carsten Gabrisch and project manager David Bartlett, who all worked tirelessly to see this project funded and completed. Congratulations to all.