A $1.1 MILLION sporting complex is on the cards for Creswick after a proposal to build a new facility at the Doug Lindsay Reserve gained support from the Hepburn Shire Council.At a council meeting last week, councillors voted in favour of supporting a funding application to the State Government's Major Recreation Facilities Grant Program to develop a multi-purpose outdoor sports facility.Council will commit $150,000 in its 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 budgets for the project.The community contribution will be $300,000 and council will also request a grant of $500,000 from the Department of Sport and Recreation Victoria.Hepburn Shire Mayor Tim Hayes said the community was behind the proposal, which would combine a number of activities in the one facility."The reserve would be developed as a multi-purpose outdoor sports facility for use by junior and senior cricket, junior and senior football, athletics and outdoor games," he said."The application is supported by a feasibility study, master plan, and details design and costings."The proposal comes after Hammond Park Creswick was identified as an unsafe sports ground due to it's close proximity to roads.Creswick ward Councillor Janine Booth said the application was a credit to the community and the project working party."The project has been under consideration for over 10 years and a project team consisting of representatives from the Doug Lindsay Reserve, Creswick Football Netball Club, Creswick Cricket Club, Victorian Country Football League, Central Highlands Football League, Sport and Recreation Victoria and Hepburn Shire have been meeting for many months to prepare the application," she said.