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October 30, 2015

New green rolled out at Ivanhoe Bowling Club

The Andrews Labor Government is helping the Ivanhoe Bowling Club attract more members and grow.

Minister for Sport John Eren today joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines to open the new artificial grass green at the popular club, made possible by a $50,000 Andrews Labor Government grant.

Grassroots sports clubs want modern facilities to cope with growing demand. Labor promised them, and is getting on with delivering them.

The Ivanhoe Bowling Club has been home to bowlers of all abilities for more than 100 years, but the old surface was struggling to cope. The Labor Government’s investment means the barefoot battlers and serious club competitors will have a place to play 12 months a year.

The Labor Government is listening to local clubs, who say they want to replace tired grounds and build the facilities they need to grow, and the Government’s $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund does just that.

The Government is also installing 1,000 life-saving defibrillators at grassroots clubs across
Victoria, so that players and spectators can step in during an emergency until paramedics arrive.

The Ivanhoe Bowling Club upgrade was funded in partnership with the Banyule City Council and the Ivanhoe Bowling Club.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren MP

“We’re listening to grassroots clubs, who say they need upgraded facilities and more space to cater to growing demand.”

“Lawn bowls is a popular game for all ages, but it’s important local clubs have greens that can accommodate all the action.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines MP

“The Ivanhoe Bowling Club has been at the heart of sport in this community for more than 100 years. We’re upgrading it, so it remains the place to be for a great time outdoors with friends.”

“Communities like Ivanhoe deserve modern, safe facilities for sport and recreation. We promised them, and we’re getting on with delivering them.”