Massive funding boost for Wahgunyah Recreation Reserve
Published on 14 August 2020
The Wahgunyah Recreation Reserve has received a $1.09M funding boost from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.
Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today announced that the Wahgunyah Multipurpose Hardcourts and Lighting project is one of 27 to benefit from a share in more than $68 million from the stimulus program.
The project will include the construction of two shared concrete netball / tennis courts, the renewal of two tennis courts with a sand filled artificial grass surface, and the upgrade of the existing netball court. It will also include LED 400 lux lighting, fencing, concrete paths, and player shelters.
Ms Symes says the investment is about helping grassroots sports communities get back in the game when the time is right.
She acknowledged Indigo Shire Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the project.
Mayor Jenny O’Connor, who attended the funding announcement in Wahgunyah, says the community has waited a very long time to secure funding for this necessary upgrade.
She says when complete, this project will have a huge impact on attracting greater participation in local sport which in turn improves the health and well being of all residents.