This petition of concerned supporters of women’s sport in central Victoria draws to the attention of the House the need for the Federal Government to invest in central Victorian sports clubs. There is a widespread need to improve amenities for women in central Victorian sports clubs.
Facilities for women at central Victorian premier sporting venues have been labelled “primitive”, and the lack of suitable change room facilities and the poor state of the toilets has forced women to get changed behind trees and in cars. This is unacceptable and urgent action is needed.
We therefore ask the House to call on the Government to:
- Show leadership and bring together Local, State and Federal governments to work together to find a quick solution to this crisis
- Call on the Government to at least match the Victoria State Government’s Female Friendly Facilities grants to build new and upgrade existing, outdated change facilities at sports clubs around the state that cater for female sport, with a focus on promoting female and family-friendly environments.
- Do all it can to support women in sport in central and regional Victoria