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MOORABOOL MATTERS - COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2012 3
MOORABOOL SPORTING FACILITIES
RECEIVE A $500,000 BOOST.
Moorabool Shire Council in June received $500,000 in grants
from the State Government to assist with the completion of
two major sporting upgrades.
The Bungaree Community Facility at the Recreation reserve
and the Masons Lane Sportsground are the benefactors
from the grants, sought by Council from the Regional
Development and Country Football Netball Programs.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty MP
announced the grants at the two venues in the presence of
the Mayor, Cr Pat Griffin, Councillors, Simon Ramsay MLC
and local representatives.
The Bungaree Community Facility has been identified
by Council as a priority project in its Advocacy Plan and
Strategic Financial Plan and has a total project value of $2.3
million. The new facility will provide full male and female
change areas, umpire change room, community health
club space, first aid training and medical room, community
administration and office space, a commercial kitchen and
storage areas for community groups.
It will serve a population of more than 5600 residents,
including the Bungaree Senior Citizens, Regional Potato
Growers Group, Bungaree Football and Netball Club, Tennis
Club, CFA, Auskick program, Bungaree Historical Society and
the local Playgroup, amongst many others. Work on the
project is scheduled to start in September.
Funding was provided by Moorabool Shire Council
($1,150,000), Regional Development Victoria ($300,000),
Sport and Recreation Victoria ($100,000), the Bungaree
Football Netball Club ($100,000) and the Local Government
Infrastructure Fund ($650,000).
The Masons Lane Redevelopment follows the Council's
2011 Masons Lane Master Plan. The number of fields at
the venue will be increased from five to six including two
seasonal soccer fields that will conform to Football Federation
guidelines. In addition there will be home and away change
rooms, a social room, a canteen, toilets, spectator shelter
and storage. The redevelopment will also benefit the other
tenants at the ground; the Bacchus Marsh dog obedience
club, junior and senior cricket and baseball clubs, who were all
represented at the presentation.
Sport and Recreation Victoria granted $100,000 in addition to
the $50,000 provided by Moorabool Shire Council.
Moorabool Mayor Cr Pat Griffin thanked the Minister for
the funding to assist Moorabool Shire Council complete
these important works for sporting associations. In return,
the Minister congratulated Moorabool Shire Council for its
tenacity and good ongoing relationships with the sporting and
recreation organisations that will benefit from the projects.
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