Budget 2018/2019 - Budget supports active and healthy communities

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Greater Bendigo City Council has funded a series of upgrades to recreation facilities and playgrounds across the municipality in the 2018/2019 proposed Budget.

Sports facilities highlights include:

  • Oval lighting for the Elmore Recreation Reserve
  • Construction of away change rooms and construction of goal netting at Dower Park
  • Lighting of pitch 4 and tennis/netball courts construction at Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve
  • Resurfacing five tennis courts at Bendigo Tennis Centre
  • Heathcote Pool solar and shade installation
  • Continuation of upgrades to Eaglehawk BMX track
  • Landscaping at QEO near new kiosk and toilet
  • Landscaping works at Albert Roy pavilion
  • Weeroona Oval cricket net construction
  • Goal netting at Malone Park
  • Design for toilets at  Long Gully Splash Park

Playgrounds highlights include:

  • Renewal of the Truscott Reserve playground in California Gully
  • Renewal of the Rotary Park playground in Maiden Gully
  • Continuation of the Strathdale Park upgrade

Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said a growing community needed high quality recreation facilities.

“Sport and leisure is a massive part of community life in Greater Bendigo and we need to support that participation by ensuring our facilities are kept up to a high standard,” Cr O’Rourke said

“Playgrounds are also very important to our community and we are fortunate to have a large number and variety of playgrounds across our neighbourhoods

“This year’s investment in maintaining and improving our recreational infrastructure will ensure residents are able to be outside and active, either playing organised sport or enjoying our parks and playgrounds.”

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