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Residents are invited to a community celebration set to take place between 1pm and 3pm this Sunday June 24, 2012 to mark the official opening of the $1.2million Truscott Stadium in California Gully.
Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Alec Sandner said the community celebration will feature free children’s amusements including mini quad bikes, train rides and a jumping castle, music, entertainment and a free community barbecue.
“We are extending an invitation to everyone to come along, be part of the fun and celebrate the opening of this fantastic new facility,” said Cr Sandner.
The Truscott Stadium features a multi-use court suitable for netball, basketball, badminton and volleyball, a large stage, kitchen/canteen facilities, new toilets and multiple change rooms, refurbished foyer, storage and office facilities.
The project has also included the installation of a large 115,000 litre water tank and accessible ramps and parking to provide good access to the new facility.
Cr Sandner said the Truscott Stadium has been a very important joint project between the Eaglehawk Soccer Club, Rotary Club of Eaglehawk, a number of generous local tradespeople and suppliers and the City of Greater Bendigo.
“This project was initially largely driven by the local community who were very proactive in obtaining the Wes Vine Stadium when plans for the new secondary college showed that it was to be demolished.
“The project has involved dismantling the original stadium at Eaglehawk Secondary College and relocating and reconstructing parts of it at Truscott Reserve.
“It’s been a long process that has involved many people but now that it is complete I’m sure everyone will agree it’s a fantastic community asset that will serve the community for many years to come.
“The stadium will provide fantastic facilities for the Eaglehawk Soccer Club as well as a number of other community groups and organisations who will be able to access the new facility to hold functions, meetings and other events especially events that need a large stage area.
“This has been very much a community project and I congratulate everyone who has worked to make it a reality. It’s a win for the user groups and a win for the community,” said Cr Sandner.
The Truscott Stadium has been funded by a $790,000 contribution from the City of Greater Bendigo, $300,000 from Regional Development Victoria Bushfire Recovery Community Infrastructure Program and $74,000 cash and a further estimated $131,600 voluntary contribution from the Eaglehawk Soccer Club and the Rotary Club of Eaglehawk.
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Updated: 9:44 AM, 20 June 2012
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