Council statement: funding for sports and recreation projects

Published on 30 January 2020

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Yarra Ranges Council has received significant amounts of funding from all levels of Government for a number of projects in the community in recent years, including sports and recreation projects benefitting clubs and community members across our urban region, the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges.

When planning our projects in the community, Council applies for funding through a number of State and Federal Government funding streams.

We acknowledge that grant programs are highly competitive and are assessed on different criteria, so we apply and advocate for funding wherever possible and are appreciative of the support we’ve received to date.

Council applied for Sport Australia funding grants for projects such as the Roma Reserve Playspace Upgrade, Rolling Hills Playspace renewal and upgrades at the Yarra Glen Tennis Club and were unsuccessful in securing funding in this round.

However, we have since progressed these projects using Council's Capital Works and Public Open Space funding and all three are either completed or near completion.

We have a large list of projects that we’re actively seeking support for and we will continue to work with the State and Federal Government and advocate for funding so we can make these a reality.