Redan Football Netball Club

My adjournment matter is also for the Minister for Sport. I share the member for Mordialloc’s interest in providing better facilities for girls and women participating in sport, because the action that I seek is for the minister to provide adequate funding to meet the need for additional change rooms for female athletes in Ballarat.

One terrific project that I hope the minister will view favourably for support from the Andrews government is at the Western Oval. This project would deliver female-friendly, AFL-compliant change facilities and supporting amenities at the home of the Redan Football Netball Club. It would address a significant gap in the provision of facilities for sportswomen and support the development of new programs.

The Andrews government has already made a real commitment to the Western Oval, with $50,000¬†towards new lights at this fantastic local ground. At the same time the City of Ballarat has really improved the Western Oval and the facilities surrounding it, but every sportsperson needs great facilities, and there is a need in Ballarat for better facilities for women. Most importantly, improved female change rooms would be a further boost to women’s sport in Ballarat.