$50,000 Upgrade for Knox Churches Soccer Club facilities

State Member for Scoresby, Kim Wells MP has announced a re-elected Coalition Government will commit $50,000 towards an upgrade of Knox Churches Soccer Club carpark at Knox Park, Knoxfield.

“This upgrade will significantly improve safety and access to the facility for players and spectators,” Mr Wells said.

Mr Wells said the $50,000 commitment would help to fund a complete resurfacing of the existing carpark and a new gate to access the carpark.

“Knox Churches Soccer Club, in conjunction with the Napthine Government and Knox Council have made significant investments to enhance facilities at Knox Park. Over the last few years, the Coalition Government has provided funding for the construction of a pavilion with new change rooms, new lighting and complete grass resurfacing on both ovals, along with new drainage and cricket pitches.” Kim Wells MP said

“Knox Churches are a vibrant and active sports club who have worked incredibly hard on behalf of their players to improve the facilities and nurture growth at the club.” Kim Wells MP said.

“With between 200 and 300 families, spectators and officials using the carpark on a weekend, there is a huge demand for better parking facilities. Delivering new carpark facilities is the last stage to be completed which will finalise the recent upgrade at Knox Park facilities.”

Mr Wells said additional gates to the carpark will allow the Club to manage entry into the carpark and ensure better security at the clubrooms.

“This upgrade will ensure that the Knox Park sports precinct can be enjoyed by the Knox community for many years to come,” Mr Wells said.

“Sport and recreation play a vital role in the Knox community.  As a local MP, I am very pleased to make this election commitment to help local clubs develop better recreation facilities and provide more opportunities for local residents to play and enjoy sport.

“I would also like to thank the Member for Ferntree Gully, Nick Wakeling who worked closely with Knox Churches and Council to secure funding for the earlier projects at the Club.

“The Napthine Coalition government has shown it is committed to working with local councils, clubs and communities to develop good quality local facilities that bring more people together through sport,” Kim Wells MP said.

Knox Churches Soccer Club - with Johann Poppenbeck, Nick Wakeling