23 May 2022

The Victorian Government is helping Wyndham communities transform sports venues, build female friendly change facilities and active recreation infrastructure through a new round of grant opportunities.

Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced that applications are now open for the 2022 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund - backed by up to $30 million from the recent state budget.

The Fund helps communities by investing in new and improved sport facilities across the state, with $10 million dedicated to female friendly facilities to ensure more women and girls get involved in community sport.

With overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria, the fund supports projects across five funding streams including Indoor Stadiums/Aquatic Facilities, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting, Community Facilities, and Planning.

Projects in Tarneit District to receive grants from the 2021-22 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund include:

$250,000 towards a brand-new Tennis Complex on Liston Avenue in Tarneit North, and

$162,600 towards new lighting at Williams Landing Reserve.

The fund is part of a $1.2 billion investment made by the government in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014.

The fund also helps generate economic activity and hundreds of jobs for planners, architects, engineers, project managers, buildings, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, maintenance staff, facility managers and operational personnel. Sourcing local materials will also enable many more Victorian businesses to thrive in these uncertain times.

Interested clubs are advised to contact their local councils to help with the application process. For more information or to apply online visit   

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit District Sarah Connolly

“Sport and active recreation are at the heart of our community, which is why we are getting on with delivering upgraded infrastructure needed so our clubs can keep up with soaring demand.”