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Lighting Up Buloke Sporting Hubs

Lighting Up Buloke Sporting Hubs 

Publish Date: 17 August 2020

A transformation for multiple Buloke sporting clubs is about to take place thanks to a $2.15 million boost from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.

The Lighting Up Buloke Project will benefit eight local sporting organisations from across four towns with upgrades to happen at the Wycheproof Recreation Reserve, Nullawil Recreation Reserve, Donald Tennis Club and Charlton Park.

The Wycheproof Recreation Reserve project will include installation of lighting for the main oval, tennis courts and the hockey pitch.

At Nullawil, there will be lighting upgrades for netball, tennis and football and the Donald Tennis Club is set for new lighting that will illuminate five of its courts, including its two synthetic courts.

The growth of Charlton Park will also continue with the installation of lighting for the hockey pitch, tennis courts and the main oval.

Upgrades to existing lighting infrastructure at these sites will be brought up to standard and in line with the expectations required by the relevant sport governing bodies and will create flexibility for venue use, with opportunities for multi-faceted community activities and recreational pursuits.

Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP said that Buloke was one of 27 recipients to share in more than $68 million from the stimulus program which is geared towards shovel-ready community sports projects and job-creation across the state.

“This investment will support the local economy and create jobs”, Mr. Gepp said, “as well as support the growing number of people in the Buloke Shire who are keen to get involved in sport and recreation.”

“This will be a fantastic addition to many of our local sporting facilities,” said Buloke Mayor, Cr. Carolyn Stewart.

“Rural communities revolve around the multiple benefits which local sport provides – from the social to the physical, to leadership qualities and the pluses which are gained from engaging in a team atmosphere. While our communities are currently struggling with the loss of sporting opportunities, we know that the outcomes of this funding will offer an even greater incentive to be back on the sporting field.

“The boost to local job creation and to our rural economy is also very welcome and we thank the State Government for this significant support”.

Photo Upgrades for Sporting Facilities

The future of sport will be enhanced for these young people, (l-r)  Mason Heenan, Jackson Zagame and Tessa Fitzpatrick (pictured at Charlton Park oval), and for many others across the Shire thanks to the funding announcement for sporting facility upgrades.

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For further information contact Manager Customer Engagement, Travis Fitzgibbon on 03 5478 0181 or tfitzgibbon@buloke.vic.gov.au