Budget 2018/2019 - Budget to fund female change rooms, CBD pop up park and more

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The City of Greater Bendigo 2018/2019 Budget funds a number of priority infrastructure projects including sporting facilities.

The Budget includes a significant contribution to the Garden Gully Hockey Pavilion ($2.3M) and the QEO female change rooms ($685,000).

Other projects funded include construction of the Ironbark Gully Trail from Nolan St to Arnold St ($0.5M) and a CBD pop-up park ($50,000).

Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said these projects were all high priorities for the community.

“The hockey pavilion and QEO female change rooms have both already received funding from the State Government, so Council’s contribution will ensure these projects become a reality,” Cr O’Rourke said.

“The CBD Pop up Park is one of the ideas to add some vibrancy to our city centre and we are keen to see this initiative up and going in time for spring.

“We are looking to install some seats, astro turf, umbrellas and shade near the centre of Hargreaves Mall, to create another space for people to relax and enjoy.

“This budget will see work start on the Ironbark Gully Trail (a 3km walking and cycling trail along Ironbark Gully Creek and improvements to 14 hectares of public space along the trail), which is very exciting.

“Councillors have considered these capital projects carefully and are confident they will all make significant positive impacts on the community.”

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