The Victorian Government and Banyule City Council have pledged a $1 million package to improve and upgrade facilities at the De Winton Park precinct.
The major coup for the two tenant clubs – Macleod Football Club and Rosanna Cricket Club – was announced last night by Anthony Carbines, the State Member for Ivanhoe, and Banyule City councillor Tom Melican.
Mr Carbines said the Victorian Government had set aside $400,000 in the upcoming State Budget for a facilities upgrade at Get Wines Direct Oval at De Winton Park.
Banyule City Council has pledged $600,000 which will include improvements to the ground’s drainage system and female-friendly player and umpire changerooms.
Over the next few months, both clubs – as well as the Victorian Government and Banyule City Council – will work together to prioritise how the funds will be spent.
We will keep members, supporters and players updated once we know the order of planned works.
This is a massive accomplishment for both clubs and on behalf of everyone involved with Macleod FC and Rosanna CC, we thank both the Victorian Government and Banyule City for their tremendous show of support.
Attached is a photo from last night’s announcement – from left, the Mayor of Banyule City Council, Cr Mark Di Pasquale; Cr Tom Melican; Rosanna CC president Mick Langford; Macleod FC president Steve Doherty; and State Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines.