DIGGING IN FOR MOORABBIN ATHLETICS TRACK REVAMP

The redevelopment of the G R Bricker Reserve athletics track in Moorabbin is well underway, thanks to a $300,000 Andrews Labor Government grant.  

Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today joined representatives from the Moorabbin Little Athletics Centre to inspect works on the $1.2 million project.

We know grassroots clubs are the heart of our community, and we’re giving more locals in Bentleigh the safe, modern and inclusive facilities they deserve.

The Labor Government promised them and is now getting on with delivering them through the $110 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

The old worn track will be replaced with a modern synthetic surface which meets IAAF requirements, giving the 250 local little athletics juniors a faster and safer cushioned surface to practice their techniques and host meets.

The new track will also benefit local schools who rely on the track for development programs and school sports carnivals.

Mr Staikos commended project partners Kingston City Council who provided $900,000 towards the project.

The Victorian Budget 2017/18 invested $332.8 million to improve sports facilities – from grassroots to elite – to cement Victoria as the sporting capital of the world.

It includes a dedicated $14 million fund for female friendly facilities to upgrade or build women’s change rooms across the state.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos

“We’re proud to kick-start these works that will deliver a state-of-the-art synthetic athletics track in Moorabbin.” 

This project will go a long way towards helping local athletics cater for the growing numbers keen to get involved in grassroots sport.   

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