The Dandenong Angels and Mulgrave Rebels Baseball Clubs are set to receive new floodlighting thanks to a $100,000 boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today announced that the City of Greater Dandenong would receive $100,000 toward the installation of floodlighting at Robert Booth Reserve, in the latest round of the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

The funding boost will be used to light up the main baseball diamond at the reserve, home to both the Dandenong Angels and Mulgrave Rebels Baseball Clubs.

The new lighting will be able to achieve up to 300 lux which will expand both clubs’ capacity to train, play and host baseball events.

The Andrews Labor Government has already invested $120 million in its Community Sports Infrastructure Fund which provides grants for planning, building new, and upgrading existing community sport and recreation infrastructure.

It’s part of a broader Victorian Government focus to increase the participation of all Victorians in sport and recreation. This means creating new opportunities for Victorians of all backgrounds to get involved in grassroots sport and boosting the capacity of local communities to host and attract local and regional sporting competition and events.

The funding program reflects the Victorian Government’s commitment to building strong, active and healthy communities by helping to provide high quality, accessible community sport and active recreation facilities across Victoria.

The Andrews Labor Government promised modern, accessible and safe facilities for grassroots sporting clubs and are now getting on with delivering them.