Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia and the Victorian Government is doing everything we can to keep it that way.
What will the money be used for?
The 2017/18 Budget includes investments for:
$271.6 million for the third stage of redeveloping Melbourne Park, an investment that secures the Australian Open until 2036 and will mean bigger and better events at this entertainment precinct.
Sports Infrastructure Fund
$20.1 million will go to the Sports Infrastructure Fund, which enables sporting clubs to access grants to upgrade existing or develop new facilities to improve community sport participation.
Victorian Home of Golf and National High Performance Centre
$10 million will be provided for the Victorian Home of Golf and National High Performance Centre, a state-of-the-art high performance training, treatment and rehabilitation facility for elite athletes, including golfers preparing for the Olympic Games.
Female participation in sport
$6.2 million will go towards increasing female participation in sport, including the Change our Game Champions Program to attract CEOs to drive change in sporting organisations, promote female role models and identify and support emerging female sporting leaders and coaches.