What will the money be used for?
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes investments for:
Victorians love sport. And from the biggest stadiums to the smallest community clubs, the Victorian Budget 2018/19 invests in our state’s proud sporting success. This includes:
Redevelop sporting venues
$231 million to redevelop some of Victoria’s most loved sporting venues, including a major redevelopment of Etihad Stadium, updating the National Sports Museum at the MCG and planning for further upgrades to Whitten Oval and Eureka Stadium.
Local clubs across Victoria will benefit from the biggest boost to community sport in the State’s history. This Budget will provide $242 million to upgrade facilities at suburban grounds, local clubs and high performance centres across the State. This includes:
Encourage women and girls to participate in sport
$82 million to encourage women and girls to participate in sport at all levels by making sure venues meet the needs of female players and officials, including developing and upgrading the Melbourne Victory Football Academy and Rugby League State Centre of Excellence.
Redevelop the State Netball and Hockey Centre
$64.6 million to redevelop the State Netball and Hockey Centre, including 6 new indoor netball courts and an indoor hockey court.
Community Sports Infrastructure Fund
$60 million for the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund to provide grants to community sports organisations, and $5 million for Community Sports Infrastructure Loans, which will unlock up to $100 million to upgrade local facilities.
Significant Sporting Events Program
$17.7 million for the Significant Sporting Events Program to expand our calendar of national and international sporting events.
State Sport Centres Trust
$13.7 million for the State Sport Centres Trust, which is responsible for governing the Melbourne Sports Hub’s four venues: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Lakeside Stadium, State Netball Hockey Centre, the MSAC Institute of Training, and the Victorian Institute of Sport.
Sport involvement for kids
The Victorian Government is also making it easier for kids to get involved in sport, including:
Camps Schools and Excursions Fund
$36.1 million to continue the Camps Schools and Excursions Fund, assisting families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.
Increase student participation in interschool sports
$1.1 million in grants to increase student participation in interschool sports.