Moorabool Mayor Cr David Edwards is delighted Council has been successful in obtaining a $2.5 million State Government grant to build a new pavilion at Darley Park.
Council lobbied via the Peri-Urban Group of Councils (PUGC) for a number of years to gain access to the Growing Suburbs Fund, which was traditionally used for growing metropolitan Councils.
Cr Edwards was chair of the PUGC for several years and pursued the campaign to allow Councils on Melbourne’s fringe to access the fund.
“I’m incredibly pleased we have received funding for this much-needed pavilion at Darley Park for the community to enjoy,” Cr Edwards said.
The pavilion will be accessible and inclusive with female friendly changerooms, three multipurpose community spaces, office space, kitchen and social amenities.
“We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of residents as well as increasing access to community spaces. This will be done by providing quality infrastructure to support increased participation in sport and opportunities for community groups to meet in appropriate spaces,” Cr Edwards said.
“This is just one example of the work Council is doing to advocate on the community’s behalf for better facilities and services in our Shire.”
Of the total project cost of $3.75-million; Council has committed $1-million in its 2020/21 Budget allocation and Darley Park tenant clubs will contribute $250,000.
Now the State Government funding has been secured, Council will work through the specifics of the project and map out a plan for tendering and getting the project started.
Check out these artist impressions of what the new pavilion could look like: