The Croydon community will get a boost with the Croydon Bowls Club and the Wyreena Community Arts Centre to receive funding from the Napthine Government, Member for Kilsyth David Hodgett announced today.

Mr Hodgett said the Croydon Bowls Club will receive $65,340 for a new bowling green as part of the Coalition Government’s Community Sports Funding Program, which is fantastic news for the local community and local bowlers.

“The funding will replace the existing green with a Pro Master Super Cushion synthetic green, improving access for all users, and helping the club promote the sport within local schools and the wider community,” Mr Hodgett said.

Croydon community will also be able to get more active and healthy at the new and accessible play space at Wyreena thanks to a $100,000 funding boost announced today from the Napthine Government’s Community Facility Funding Program (CFFP).

Mr Hodgett said the grant would help Maroondah City Council support the Wyreena Community Arts Centre Playspace project which will provide even more opportunities for local clubs and the wider community to participate in sport and active recreation.

“Sport and recreation clubs throughout the state are a vital part of our social fabric, especially here in Maroondah, Mr Hodgett said.

“That’s why the Napthine Government is delighted to invest in recreational facilities that bring even more great benefits to the community, encouraging people to get together and get more active and involved in Maroondah,” Mr Hodgett said.

“The funding will be used to create a multi-storey roofed structure with a high lookout point, providing extensive views, play experiences and shade for children of all ages and abilities. Accessible pathways and decks will also be constructed through the gardens to allow interaction with nature whilst protecting the environment.”
Minister for Sport and Recreation, Damian Drum said the Napthine Government is committed to a more active Victoria and proud to give this timely boost to clubs throughout the state that are the backbone of their communities.

“This investment is recognition of the important role community groups play in community development, from providing a place for locals to meet and get active to supporting the development of volunteers,” Mr Drum said.

Mr Hodgett said the Wyreena Community Arts Centre Playspace project in Maroondah was one of over 120 projects to receive funding from the 2015/2016 round of the Community Facility Funding Program.

“These grants are further evidence of the Napthine Government’s commitment to improving local sporting and recreational facilities, and supporting local communities to live active and healthy lifestyles.

For more information about the Community Facility Funding Program visit