LABOR CONNECTS EUROA COMMUNITY FACILITIES

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

LABOR CONNECTS EUROA COMMUNITY FACILITIES

Euroa residents and visitors will be able to enjoy easy access to Seven Creeks, Memorial Reserve and Friendlies Oval, thanks to a $200,000 investment by the Andrews Labor Government.

The funding, secured by Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, following discussions with Euroa Netball and Cricket club members, was approved by Treasurer Tim Pallas.

Ms Symes, joined by Labor candidate for Euroa, Fionna Deppeler-Morton, made the surprise announcement in front of sporting club members today.

The funding, from the Community Support Fund, will go towards building bridged footpaths and cycleways, providing an alternate route for those wanting to enjoy the reserves and parks bordering Seven Creeks.

“This is a fantastic result for Euroa and builds on Labor’s funding of both the new netball courts and Friendlies Oval redevelopment,” Ms Symes said.

“Both the netball and cricket club members built a strong case to have the Friendlies Oval and Netball and Football facilities connected and I am pleased that the Andrews Labor Government has again delivered.

“This funding will see Labor and Strathbogie Shire work together to deliver this vital community infrastructure that will better connect the sporting facilities in Euroa.”

Ms Deppeler-Morton welcomed the funding.

“The lack of connectivity between Euroa’s main sporting facilities has been a bug bear for years for residents and it is Labor who is getting on with the job of fixing this,” she said.

“This will not only improve the connectivity of the sporting precinct but also open up opportunities for the popular Euroa Parkrun to expand its courses and give locals new opportunities to get out and about.”

The Community Support Fund aids a range of programs including sport and recreation, arts, tourism, youth programs, financial counselling, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and the advancement of the community.

To deliver the construction of the new infrastructure, the Andrews Labor Government will work with the Strathbogie Shire, who has also allocated $200,000 towards the project in its 2018 – 2019 budget.

The project is expected to be complete by mid-2019.