Local sporting clubs play an important role within our communities and the new facilities will provide for increased participation in soccer, cricket and rugby by providing improved access to playing surfaces under lights. The funding aligns with the 2017-2021 Council Plan to assist in attracting major events to Greater Shepparton. Council received funding from State Government as part of the The World Games Facilities Fund.
Greater Shepparton City Council Director Infrastructure Phil Hoare said “It is great to see another sporting field upgraded with quality lighting in response to significant demand within the community for extended access to this facility.”
“The new lighting will enable year-round access to playing fields in the southern end of Shepparton allowing for a greater number of training events and social games in our community.”
“This is an excellent result for many users that play sport at this facility and we thank the clubs for their cooperation and assistance in achieving this great outcome” said Mr Hoare.