Local sport is scoring big in the lead up to the November state election, with the Victorian Government yesterday announcing $10 million towards the expansion of Jubilee Park Indoor Stadium if elected to government.
Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton welcomed the much-needed announcement towards the $31.5 million project, which adds to Council’s existing commitment of $10.6 million and the Federal Government’s reallocation of $5.2 million for improved basketball facilities.
“This vital project will transform Jubilee Park into a regional hub for netball, basketball, cricket and football, providing elite training facilities and the ability to host professional tournaments for multiple sports while also contributing towards increasing female participation in sport,” said the Mayor.
“With Jubilee Park already one of Frankston City’s premier regional open space reserves, it was then identified as the ideal location to further develop and increase local participation in basketball to meet community demand for appropriate facilities,”
“Council has been working with the clubs, peak sporting bodies and the local community in advocating to state and federal candidates from both sides to secure the funding this project needs to get started.”
The expanded indoor facility at Jubilee Park will feature:
- Six multi-purpose indoor courts, including a 1,000 seat show court
- Elite training facilities for multiple sports
- Female-friendly change rooms and a crèche for players and spectators
- State-of-the-art café, community meeting and function rooms
“I’d like to thank Paul Edbrooke and the Victorian Government for their commitment towards improving sport and recreation opportunities at Jubilee Park.”
“I encourage the Federal Government to increase their existing contribution to match this and for the Federal Opposition and Victorian Opposition to match funding this valuable sporting project for our community and region to enjoy for decades to come.”
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