Continuing to level the playing field

3 December 2019|Sport| Off Comments off on Continuing to level the playing field|

THE KGV Football Park in Glenorchy will receive $500,000 from the Tasmanian Government towards infrastructure projects.

In another major boost for the region, Cornelian Bay will receive $889,906 towards sports field amenities.

The upgrades are a part of the Levelling the Playing Field Grants Program, which sees the government invest $10 million over two years to upgrade sports facilities to support girls and women participating in sport.

Member for Clark Sue Hickey said 14 organisations from across Tasmania would receive more than $5 million in the latest round of funding.

“The $5.34 million allocated this year will help organisations build new facilities and upgrade existing facilities to ensure girls and women have access to the sporting facilities they need,” she said.

“This will help improve the attraction and retention of female members in sporting codes across the state.”

Funding under the 2019-20 program will contribute towards more than $11 million in total project costs around the state, with organisations matching the commitment dollar for dollar.

The government provided $4.66 million last year to 21 projects under the program.

Caption: From left, Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston, Premier Will Hodgman, Bob Gordon, Zoe Nichols and Minister for Sport and Recreation Jeremy Rockliff.

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