Broadford Sporting clubs 2018 election commitment

Lights, new courts and a refurb on the cards for Harley Hammond

07 November 2018

Netballers, tennis players, footballers and cricketers in Broadford will be big winners if The Nationals are elected to government in November, with a commitment of $600,000 to upgrade Harley Hammond Reserve.

Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan made the announcement today, committing $600,000 towards an upgrade of two multi-use courts, lighting for the oval and a refurbishment of the reserve’s main pavilion.

Ms Ryan said Harley Hammond was operating at capacity year round and while there were a number of priorities for the reserve, following the club’s successful application for a $500,000 grant for changerooms, the next priorities were court upgrades and lighting.

“The Nationals will provide the additional funding required for court upgrades, lighting and a refurbishment of the main pavilion at Harley Hammond if we are elected to government,” Ms Ryan said.

“Lighting on the oval is extremely poor leaving footballers and cricketers unable to train up one end when its dark. We will invest the $300,000 needed to upgrade lighting around the oval to extend playing hours.

“The multi-use courts are used year round for netball and tennis, with seasons almost overlapping, but they badly need upgrading. If elected to government, Harley Hammond will receive $250,000 towards the $500,000 cost of upgrading the courts.

Ms Ryan said The Nationals would also invest $50,000 to freshen up the reserve’s main pavilion.

“Between footy, netball, cricket and tennis, hundreds of people of all ages use Harley Hammond Reserve,” Ms Ryan said.

“It is an important hub for the Broadford community, catering for sport and other functions.”

When The Nationals were last in government Harley Hammond received $100,000 to resurface of the oval which was completed last year.

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