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Boost To Grassroots Sport And Recreation In Ruffy

Posted
13 April 2010

Ruffy residents will have more opportunities to get physically active thanks to $60,000 in Brumby Labor Government funding to upgrade the Ruffy Recreation Reserve.

Member for Northern Victoria Region, Candy Broad, today announced the Strathbogie Shire Council would receive a grant through the Community Facility Funding Program – Minor Facilities Category.

“Victorians love their sport and recreation, especially here in the Strathbogie Shire Region. This funding will go a long way in helping the Adult Riders Club cater for the increasing demand for equestrian riding in the area,” Ms Broad said.

“We want to make it easier for the community to stay involved in the sport and recreation activities they enjoy, and to lead healthy and active lifestyles. That’s what our ‘Go for your life’ campaign is all about.

“That is why the Brumby Labor Government is taking action to ensure communities have the local infrastructure they need to participate in the sport of their choice,” she said.

The Grant will go towards establishing an equestrian centre at the Reserve in line with the future growth of the Adult Riders Club. In addition, the pavilion facilities there will be upgraded, enabling the Reserve Committee to promote the oval for social and corporate use.

Ms Broad said the project in Ruffy was one of 76 projects to share in more than $3.8 million under the 2010-2011 Community Facility Funding ProgramMinor Facilities Category.

“Grants of up to $60,000 are available. Funding provided through the program supports local communities in the development and upgrade of community sport and recreation facilities.” Ms Broad said.

“We want all Victorians to experience the benefits of an active lifestyle, that’s why we are working closely with local councils and communities to develop quality, accessible facilities,” Ms Broad said.

Since 2000, the Brumby Labor Government has invested more than $192 million through the Community Facilities Funding Program towards more than 2,000 community facility projects across Victoria.

For more information about the Community Facility Funding Program visit www.sport.vic.gov.au

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