Labor government delivers athletics track upgrade in Moorabbin

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of upgrading Moorabbin’s GR Bricker Reserve.

Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, today announced a $300,000 Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant to deliver the upgrade, which will ensure that the athletics centre meets IAAF standards.

The Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is giving communities all over Victoria the state-of-the-art sport and recreation facilities they deserve.

The GR Bricker Reserve project will see the old bitumen surface make way for a new Polyurethane track, which meets international standards. The upgrade will give the 240 Little Athletics participants who call the reserve home a facility they can be proud of.

The Labor Government is listening to the local community, who says it needs more space for sport to accommodate growing participation rates. The $300,000 investment will mean Moorabbin will be able to stage more national carnivals and big events, giving a boost to local small businesses.

Victoria is the sporting state, and the Labor Government wants it to stay that way. The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is giving all Victorians the sport and recreation facilities they can be proud of.

It includes a $10 million fund for women’s change rooms – the single biggest investment in women’s participation in sport by an Australian state government.

Mr Staikos called on the Kingston Council and Moorabbin Little Athletics Club to work with the Government, Little Athletics Victoria and Athletics Victoria to maximise opportunities for participants, coaches and spectators to continue to grow the sport.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos

“I used to run on this track when my primary school held its athletics carnivals at Bricker Reserve. The same old bitumen track I ran on is still here today, but not for much longer. We’re getting on with delivering the modern, world-class facilities our community deserves.”

“We love our athletics in Moorabbin, and this fabulous upgrade will mean aspiring stars can train and compete on one of the best surfaces available.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren

“Victoria is the sporting state, and we want it to stay that way. It means happy and healthy Victorians, and a stronger state.”

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