Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan today officially opened the Irvine Reserve at Peterborough today, funded through the Morrison Governments Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
Mr Tehan said the $440,000 in funding has delivered to Peterborough a community recreational and open space delivered in consultation with the community. The improvements to the reserve include upgrades to the tennis courts and cricket nets, new walking and cycling trails, a wetland boardwalk, a bird-watching platform, a nature play space with a shade shelter, and picnic settings.
“I commend Moyne Shire Council on delivering these community infrastructure works in a timely and efficient manner and for their partnership with the Federal Government which is delivering immediate on-ground improvements for our communities,” said Mr Tehan.
Joining Mr Tehan were Mayor of the Moyne Shire, Cr Ian Smith, Acting CEO Brett Davis, and President of the Peterborough Residents Association Ronald Irvine as well as Peterborough community members.
Moyne Shire Mayor Cr Ian Smith said the upgrades had created a fantastic community space.
“It’s important our communities have open space for both active and passive recreation. These upgrades have delivered that and I’m sure Peterborough residents and visitors will enjoy it for years to come,” Cr Smith said.
“The delivery of this project is another great example of the Morrison Government funding community infrastructure projects that are supporting local jobs and helping cement our economic recovery,” said Mr Tehan.
The Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program was recently extended in the 2022-23 budget and will allow councils to engage local businesses and workforces to deliver priority projects and support economic recovery.