Sport and recreation hub for Miners Rest community

Miners Rest community will at last get the sport and recreation hub it needs.

Miners Rest is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Ballarat and yet Labor has ignored this community for the past four years and not delivered them any of the vital infrastructure they need.

The Liberal Nationals are committed to ensuring that fast-growing regional communities, like Miners Rest, have the infrastructure they need to be thriving, vibrant communities.

That is why we are committing $5.46 million to build the new Miners Rest Sport and Recreation Hub.

The new hub, to be built in conjunction with the City of Ballarat, will include:

  • Senior and Junior Ovals
  • A Community Sporting Hub, providing meeting spaces, kitchen, and female friendly and universal access change rooms
  • Shared Netball and Tennis Courts
  • Cricket Training Nets
  • A playground

With Victoria’s growing population, it’s important that every person in our state has access to sporting facilities. The Liberal Nationals will get back in control of population growth and stand up for all Victorians, unlike the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Ripon Louise Staley said, “Our local sporting clubs are a vital part of our community. The Liberals are proud to support grassroots sport with this commitment that will help ensure the Miners Rest community have access to new, modern sporting facilities.”

“Daniel Andrews insists on giving $225 million to the AFL to upgrade Etihad Stadium, while local communities struggle with no facilities.”

“Only a Liberal Nationals Government will get back in control of grassroots sport and provide our growing communities with the sporting facilities they need to support local population growth.”  

“This funding is a real win for the Miners Rest community who, for years, have been fighting for sport and community facilities.”