Mildura Recreation Reserve Delivers for the Community

Media Release

FN090/2017

10 June 2017

Joint release with:

Glenn Milne

Mayor of Mildura Rural City Council

Andrew Broad

Federal Member for Mallee

  • $1.45 million redeveloped Mildura Recreation Reserve officially opens today
  • Facility will enhance Mildura's premier recreation facility, catering for rapid local growth in sports such as netball and junior AFL
  • Coalition Government invested $723,000 to project under its National Stronger Regions Fund

It's game on for Mildura residents with new ovals, netball courts and cricket pitches unveiled as part of the official opening of the $1.45 million redeveloped Mildura Recreation Reserve.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the upgraded Mildura Recreation Reserve will benefit sport enthusiasts across the Mildura community as well as the surrounding region.

“This redevelopment is great for the Mildura community. Up to 160,000 people visit the Mildura Recreation Reserve every year. It caters for numerous sports with state-of-the-art facilities, while also supporting the Mildura show.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and upgrading local sporting facilities is key to that liveability.”

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad, who attended today's opening, said the project is an example of how the Coalition Government is promoting health and wellbeing within communities.

“There is strong growth in netball and junior AFL in the local area and this facility will enable these and other community sports to continue to grow,” Mr Broad said.

“This was a major upgrade, including three new netball courts, relocation of the cricket wickets and an upgrade of the playing oval surfaces, along with the addition of an extra 32 car parking spaces.”

Mildura Rural City Mayor Glenn Milne welcomed the federal support for the project.

“From the outset, this very successful project involved Council working with user groups of the reserve as well as the Australian Government and its significant contribution of $723,000 through the National Stronger Regions Fund,to make it a reality,” Cr Milne said.

“The Mildura Recreation Reserve Redevelopment is a prime example of what can be achieved through a collaborative approach between government and the community.”

This project was funded by the Coalition Government with $723,000, Mildura Rural City Council with $468,500 and various sporting clubs with a total of $255,001.