Frankston Pines wins $550,000 grant

By Craig MacKenzie

State Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke (far right) alongside Frankston Pines president Gary Hodgson at Monterey Reserve clubrooms last Friday night.

Frankston Pines wins $550,000 grant

By Craig MacKenzie

Frankston Pines is a beneficiary of measures announced in today’s 2017/18 Victorian State budget.

The State 2 South-East club has received a $550,000 grant thanks to the efforts of Paul Edbrooke, State Member for Frankston.

“We know grassroots clubs are at the heart of our community and we’re giving more locals in Frankston the safe, modern and inclusive facilities that they deserve,” said Edbrooke.

The grant will provide new changerooms for women, a handicap toilet and upgrades to existing male and female toilets.

“Women and girls are joining grassroots sporting clubs in record numbers but many pavilions were built in a bygone era where changerooms for females were poor or didn’t even exist,” Edbrooke added.

“I’m proud to be building the first ever dedicated female changerooms at Monterey Reserve.

“Women deserve the same opportunities as men and with record numbers of women and girls signing up to play local sport we’re making sure our facilities are up to scratch.”

Edbrooke made the announcement at last Friday’s monthly meeting of the local ALP Victoria branch at Monterey Reserve with Pines president Gary Hodgson present.

Hodgson has been pushing for a grant for over two years and it is expected that work will start on the project next year and be completed in 2019.