The Briagolong community is celebrating the completion of its new redeveloped recreation reserve facilities.
Officially opened today, the $700,000 Briagolong Recreation Reserve Clubroom Redevelopment has transformed the old tired facilities into modern spaces to accommodate the various user groups and the wider community.
The completed project includes refurbished home and away changerooms that a female and family friendly; refurbished umpire/tennis changerooms; new social rooms; a new meeting room and new storage shed.
Wellington Shire Council provided $309,609 towards the project, with the Briagolong Recreation Reserve Committee of Management contributing an impressive $40,000.
The Federal Government, through the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund provided $250,000 and the Victorian Community Sport and Infrastructure Fund $100,000.
Wellington Shire Council Mayor Alan Hall said the collaboration of local, state and federal governments had reaped positive benefits for the local community.
“Council is thrilled with the outcome of this project for the Briagolong junior footy club, cricket club, pony club and tennis club,” he said.
“These clubs and the rest of the Briagolong community now have impressive club rooms that will cater for everyone.
“Council is a strong advocate for community participation and these new facilities cater for everyone, irrespective of age or gender.”