Greenvale a winner with investment in local sports

If the opening of a new $1.5 million pavilion at Greenvale Recreation Reserve wasn’t already cause for celebration, then an announcement of $200,000 in Victorian Government funding towards a new pavilion at the Greenvale Equestrian Centre was the sealer this week.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Geoff Porter opened the Oval 2 Pavilion at the reserve today, and on Tuesday, was joined by State Member for Yuroke, Ros Spence MP, who announced a $200,000 grant towards a new pavilion at the Greenvale Equestrian Centre.

“Hume committed $1.5 million to deliver the Oval 2 Pavilion which features new fully inclusive change rooms and associated amenities, kitchen, umpires’ rooms, scorers box, storage and landscaping for the Greenvale community. It gave me great pride to officially open it today,” Cr Porter said. 

“The new pavilion is a welcome addition at Greenvale Recreation Reserve and will be used by both female and male athletes chasing their cricketing or football dreams.

“The Greenvale Recreation Reserve has certainly been boosted by not only the opening of the Oval 2 Pavillion, but also by the Victorian Government, who announced on Tuesday that local equestrian groups will also soon be able to enjoy a much-needed pavilion.

“Council’s investment of $625,000 towards this facility at the Greenvale Equestrian Centre will now be supported by an additional $200,000 from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund to build the $825,000 facility.

“We thank our Local Member, Ros Spence, the Minister for Sport, the Hon. Jon Eren and the Victorian Government for this important investment in the well-being of our community.

“Participation in sport is such a big part of our community and these investments will provide much needed facilities for the Greenvale community.

“Being active is so important for our health and wellbeing and it’s great that council can work in partnership with the Victorian Government to deliver facilities for a range of sporting endeavours in Hume.”

The new Oval 2 pavilion follows a range of works and upgrades to the Greenvale Recreation Reserve and:

  • provides opportunities for local community groups to meet and host sporting events
  • further supports the growth in women’s participation sport.
  • meets the sporting and recreation needs of a growth community

 Once constructed, the new Greenvale Equestrian Pavilion will see Greenvale Equestrian Centre become a destination for equestrian sport, providing:

  • a comfortable and secure place for both equestrians and spectators
  • designated office space for club administration and judges during competitions
  • opportunities for meetings and social events to be held onsite.

Posted on 4:00 PM, 4 October 2018


Updated : 4:14 PM, 5 October 2018

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