Mordialloc Electorate Sports Facilities

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise an adjournment matter for the Minister for Sport. The action I seek is that the minister visit two sporting precincts in my electorate, Gerry Green Reserve and the Edithvale Aspendale Sporting Club precinct, to hear from club representatives about the future needs of the sporting clubs that use these facilities. Gerry Green Reserve is located in Parkdale and is home to three major clubs: the Parkdale Vultures, an amateur football club in division B; the Parkdale Cricket Club; and the Parkdale Tennis Club. It is a wonderful precinct and has significant use. It is housed next to Parkdale Primary School, so it is an activity centre in our precinct. The clubrooms and facilities at Gerry Green Reserve are wanting. We need to think long-term and work with the Kingston City Council to try to address those facilities. We need to put a future plan in place to give these clubs certainty for the future. I particularly want to put on the record my thanks to the president of the Parkdale Vultures, Kris Little, and vice-president Mick Meyers, and to the cricket president, Shawn Dougherty, and the tennis president, Colin Crawford, who have been a pleasure to work with.

The Edithvale Aspendale Sporting Club is a club that I have mentioned in Parliament a number of times. The support it provides goes beyond its community. It has had a fundraiser this year for Yarrabah School, raising $40 000. It has a wonderful plan to establish netball courts at its facility. Currently the netball team, led by Helen Hollis, has to go all the way to Dingley to compete. We want to establish a club identity in Edithvale-Aspendale. I hope the minister can come and talk to the club about its future needs and we can look to working with council to establish a facility there.

In conclusion, I ask the Minister for Sport to visit Gerry Green Reserve and the Edithvale Aspendale Sporting Club.