$4 million in Upgrades to Benefit Sporting Clubs and Families

The City of Ballarat is officially launching more than $4million in upgrades to some of its key sporting reserves and recreational spaces thanks to substantial funding support from the Victorian Government.

Ballarat Mayor, Cr Daniel Moloney says Ballarat residents will have access to some of the best sporting and recreational facilities, with an extensive works schedule that has delivered lighting as well as urgent drainage and irrigation works to ensure extended access to sports grounds.

“Our local sporting clubs deserve the best facilities, Mt Clear and St George sit at the heart of their communities and these upgrades will make a huge difference, ‘Member for Buninyong, Michaela Settle said.

“Playground choices for families in Sebastopol are now better with the brand‐new MR Power Park facilities open for fun,” she said.

St George’s Reserve Soccer Pitch Upgrade: New drainage and irrigation system and 100 lux lights. The City of Ballarat received $250,000 from the World Game Facilities Fund 2018 towards the $1.673 million project. This project has been complete for some time, but was unable to be officially launched during COVID. Photo Opportunity 9am-9.30am Monday, 14 December

Mt Clear Recreation Reserve pavilion and group development: Works included ground floor refurbishment, lift access, drainage, irrigation, goat safety netting for oval 1 and 50 lux lights installed on oval 2. A total of $650,000 was provided from the Community Sports Infrastruture Fund for the $1 million project. Photo Opportunity 1.00pm-1.30pm, Monday 14 December

MR Power Park All Abilities Playspace: The open space has been developed as an all ages and all abilities playspace with $100,000 provided by the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and a $450,000 contribution by the City of Ballarat. Media/Photo Opportunity 11.30am-12 noon, Tuesday 15 December

Alfredton Reserve Village Green: Drainage and Irrigation system. The Country Football Netball Program 2018-2019 contributed $100,000 with $700,000 funded by the City of Ballart. The final turf was laid last week.

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