May 19, 2021

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan today toured Pedrina Park to inspect the works to be undertaken on the netball courts, funded through the Morrison Governments Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

“I congratulate Southern Grampians Shire Council in commissioning the works at Pedrina Park as identified in the Pedrina Park Master Plan to deliver a regionally significant sporting facility,” said Mr Tehan.

The $1.6 million netball court project involves the demolition of existing unsafe netball courts and associated infrastructure and the renewal of six netball courts complying with Netball Australia standards. The works includes court lighting, fencing and associated infrastructure to facilitate day time and night time games.

Viewing the design plans, Mr Tehan said “he was looking forward to seeking the project completed by December 2021.”

Funding of $146,721 also made available through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, enabled the redevelopment of the amenities block and Brumley Park playground at Lake Hamilton. The existing toilet block and showers of the highly utilised asset have been given a facelift with new tiles, flooring, and paint. The playground has been landscaped and the old playground equipment removed and soon to be replaced.

Accelerating priority projects like Pedrina Park and Lake Hamilton supports jobs, construction businesses and economic growth in Hamilton, and bolsters the resilience of our local road networks.

“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our local community, now and as we build our way out of the pandemic,” said Mr Tehan.

Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Cr Bruach Colliton said Council were very pleased to be able to commit funds to what is one of the Shire’s most important facilities.

“The renewal of the netball courts was identified as a priority project in the Pedrina Park Master Plan.

“This facility is widely used by our community and the upgrade is long overdue. We are thrilled to be able to commence these works to improve the safety of the courts and infrastructure at Pedrina Park and ensure the viability of the facility into the future.

“This project has been a long time in the planning stages and it’s terrific to see it finally coming to fruition,” Cr Colliton said.

The netball project received $1,600,000 and the soccer pitch $146,721 in funding from the Australian Government under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, with the Southern Grampians Shire Council contributing $345,279 for the netball courts.

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