Recreation Upgrades In Wallan

Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell was in Wallan on Wednesday 19 June for the official opening of the Greenhill Recreation Reserve Lower Oval Upgrade.

The project was made possible thanks to $515,000 from the Federal Government and includes:

  • Installation of a perimeter fence to enhance safety and security.
  • New goals to provide improved facilities for football matches.
  • New player interchange area to facilitate smoother and more organized player transitions during games.
  • Additional drainage to prevent waterlogging and ensure the oval remains playable in various weather conditions.

The enhancements have significantly improved the functionality and safety of the reserve, ensuring it meets the growing demand for quality recreational facilities in Wallan.

Greenhill Recreation Reserve is Mitchell Shire Council’s most heavily used sporting facility, catering to the largest junior football club, football/netball club, and cricket club in the region.

Council is also pleased to be progressing the Greenhill Recreation Precinct Master Plan.

This is a transformational project that is a commitment to delivering a premier sporting, recreational and environmental precinct for Wallan and the broader community.

Consultation on the draft plan has concluded and Council is currently working through community feedback.

Mitchell Shire Councillor Rob Eldridge said the projects reflected a commitment to providing top-notch facilities for the community.

“We know the importance that sporting and recreational spaces have on health and wellbeing – the benefits are far reaching,” he said.

“We’re very thankful for the support from the Federal Government in helping Council provide for the recreation needs of our growing communities.

“We also thank the community for their involvement and interest in the development of the master plan for the reserve.

“With the new infrastructure in place and the planning currently underway, we can better support our local sporting clubs and provide a safe and enjoyable space for all residents.”

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