Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, has today visited the Midlands Golf and Bowls Club to inspect their newly updated bowling green, made possible through a Stronger Communities Grant.
The Bowls club was successful in receiving $7,500 through Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Program to purchase a defibrillator and to upgrade the lining of the bowling green.
“The current lining material on the bowling green was installed over 30 years ago. This upgrade is a long-term investment, that will make the green safer for bowlers,” Ms King said.
Previously, the closest defibrillator was over 100 metres away from the bowling green, posing a safety risk for bowlers.
“Ensuring a defibrillator is close by is potentially life-saving.
“This is exactly what the Stronger Communities Program is all about.”
The Stronger Communities Program provides funding of between $2,500 and $20,000 for not-for-profit community organisations and local governments to deliver small capital projects that deliver social benefits and boost community participation.