McKinnon pavilion ready for women’s sport

McKinnon Reserve is now ready for women’s sport, with new change rooms opened today.

Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos MP joined Glen Eira Mayor Cr Margaret Esakoff, Cr Jamie Hyams and representatives of the clubs to officially open the new facilities at the pavilion, which include change rooms, showers, toilets and storage space.

The Andrews Labor Government contributed $100,000 towards the upgrade.

The Government has invested more than $850 million in community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria since 2014, providing better health, wellbeing, social and economic outcomes for Victorian communities.

This investment also includes the new $22 million Local Sports Infrastructure Fund, part of a new suite of infrastructure investment programs that are now open including the World Game Facilities Fund and Community Cricket Program.

The Government also acknowledged Glen Eira City Council and the clubs for their financial contribution and commitment to deliver the project.

For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Nick Staikos MP

“I am so pleased that McKinnon Pavilion is now fully equipped with female friendly change rooms so that the clubs can embrace a future that includes equality between women’s and men’s sport.”

“It has been a pleasure working with St Paul’s Football Netball Club, St Paul’s Junior Football Club and McKinnon Cricket Club to ensure we can get to this point.”

“The upgrade of the pavilion complements the new lighting installed last year, which means games and training can be held later in the day and into the evening.”

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