Yarra Valley Hockey Club

Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) — It is a sporting life in the Ivanhoe electorate. I am pleased to congratulate the Yarra Valley Hockey Club on 40 years of service to the local community. I was at their event on the weekend with the federal member for Jagajaga, Jenny Macklin. I acknowledge the $100 000 contribution from the state government as well as the club’s fantastic $100 000 contribution and an overall $600 000 contribution from Banyule council to put in a new pitch. The event was emceed by Jon Faine, who of course is a member of the veterans team there. As a past player and member of the Yarra Valley Hockey Club, I was very pleased to catch up with old friends.

It is one of many projects that the Minister for Sport, the member for Lara, has supported in the Ivanhoe electorate. New women’s change rooms at Ivanhoe Park — $100 000 there — are being done now as well as at Heidelberg United Football Club, which also has a $100 000 grant. We are about to open the new women’s change rooms there. This is about ensuring that our female change‑room facilities at our sporting clubs are topnotch to support the ongoing encouragement of women in sport in the Ivanhoe electorate.