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Funding announced for Melville Oval upgrade

19 November 2020

Southern Grampians Shire Council is thrilled with today’s announcement of $1.2 million from the Morrison Government to help fund the Melville Oval Redevelopment. The announcement was made this afternoon by Member for Wannon Dan Tehan MP.

The $1.2 million contribution will mean that the detailed design work for the project can commence without delay.

Southern Grampians Shire Mayor Bruach Colliton welcomed the funding, saying the project will provide huge benefits for the Greater Hamilton Region and South West Victoria.

“We extend our thanks to Dan Tehan and the Morrison Government for their support of this project and the wider CBD masterplan. The redevelopment of this facility will offer significant benefits for the community, our sporting clubs and our local economy,” Cr Colliton said.

“We’ll refurbish the Grandstand and deliver new male and female change facilities, relocate the netball courts, and provide a social function space to the northern end of the facility. The redevelopment will also address accessible spectator shelter, seating and pathways, multi-purpose plaza/car parking space, and create a new, all abilities playground within the precinct.

“This funding, together with the $2.84 million received late last year from the Federal Government, greatly assists us in make our vision for the Melville Oval Precinct a reality. We look forward to delivering this project for the benefit of the entire Greater Hamilton region,” Cr Colliton concluded.

The $8m Melville Oval Project is part of Council’s $40 million, Hamilton CBD Activation Masterplan. Significant strategic planning and community consultation for the Melville Oval project has been achieved over the past 12 months though the completion of the Masterplan, endorsed by Council in May 2020.

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