The Morrison Government will invest nearly $500,000 to upgrade and improve the Heathfield Oval changerooms, increasing participation and getting local residents more active, more often.
The investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program, established by the Morrison Government, to provide funding for improvements at local sporting facilities.
“The Morrison Government has prioritised investment in local grassroots sport because we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from greater activity and participating in sport," Liberal Senator for South Australia, Anne Ruston, said today.
“It is a key priority of our Government to promote the social and health benefits of physical activity and sport. Our investment to upgrade sporting facilities and infrastructure will provide a real encouragement for those local residents not currently active.”
Liberal Candidate for Mayo, Georgina Downer, welcomed the announcement and said this upgrade would make a real difference to local residents in the Adelaide Hills who use the sporting ground every week.
"The Heathfield Oval is home to several sporting clubs and is a key regional sports hub for the Adelaide Hills region and this major upgrade is a big win for the community," Ms Downer said.
“Importantly, this significant investment will help the Mt Lofty Football Club, for example, cater for the growing number of females participating in women’s football.”
The investment in local facilities was made possible by an additional $40 million for the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program which was allocated in the 2019-20 Budget.
“The demand for funding under this program has demonstrated that sporting and community organisations are eager to upgrade their facilities,” Senator Ruston said.
“Thanks to the Morrison Government’s responsible economic management and budget surplus, we are in a position to support these projects.
“Our strong economic management means that we can deliver the essential services that keep families in Mayo safe and well, and support the community groups who are the lifeblood of our communities.”