THE Victorian Labor party has announced it will assist with funds to upgrade Kyneton Showgrounds if it wins the coming election.
Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation, John Eren, was with Labor candidate for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, in Kyneton on Saturday to announce that Labor would commit to spending $100,000 towards upgrading lighting at the football oval and netball courts.
The lighting upgrade will cost $350,000 in total.
“The local footy ground is the heart of every regional community and Kyneton’s deserves an upgrade,” Mr Eren said.
“New lights mean more sports and more matches, day and night – it’s great for local clubs,” he said.
Ms Thomas said the community had been calling for an upgrade of the showgrounds but the government had not listened.
“Kyneton sports clubs deserve the best facilities to match their dedication and enthusiasm. Labor will ensure they are built,” Ms Thomas said.
“The Kyneton Football and Netball Club is working hard to build a strong and competitive future, and new lights will support greater participation across all sports,” she said.
The Kyneton Showgrounds are home to the Kyneton Football and Netball Club, Kyneton United Cricket Club, the Kyneton Agricultural Society, Little Athletics and other community groups.
During football season, the showgrounds is home to 70 senior footballers, 197 junior footballers, 74 Auskick participants and 47 netballers.