Peta Murphy MP and Labor will invest in the much-needed upgrade of Emil Madsen Reserve
The $15 million announcement is a commitment to partner with Mornington Peninsula Shire, the clubs and the local community to deliver modern, accessible facilities to meet the future demand.
Key projects of the Masterplan include the construction of a new east pavilion, new west pavilion and an upgrade of the existing pavilion on oval 2. The Masterplan also provides for the creation of a district level play space and skatepark. You can view the full Master Plan here.
These upgrades will mean that Mount Eliza Junior Football Club, Mount Eliza Soccer Club, Mount Eliza Football Netball Club and Mount Eliza Cricket Club - some of the biggest sporting clubs in our region - can grow and reach more people in the local community.
Thank you to everyone who supported our local campaign - this commitment is because of you.
As your Federal Member of Parliament, Peta Murphy spent the last three years meeting with the local clubs and community listening to views on a proposed upgrade.
In Parliament, Peta lobbied for the federal government to financially contribute to the project. This included writing to and meeting with Ministers, including the Deputy Prime Minister twice.
Although money was being splashed in government marginal electorates across the country, the federal government's response was that there was no money available for Mount Eliza.
This led Peta to start a grassroots campaign with the Mount Eliza Junior Football Club, Mount Eliza Soccer Club, Mount Eliza Football Netball Club and Mount Eliza Cricket Club to show just how much support this project had.
The response to the community survey was overwhelming - the community wanted this upgrade.
This led to Peta Murphy announcing that in government Labor would contribute $15 million to the project.