To say that I’m a bit excited for this Saturday is an understatement. It is of course the opening of the new 4mt x 6mt Community Messaging and Scoreboard at Deledio Rec Reserve. I’m sure many of you have seen the recent works carried out to erect the new scoreboard. These works are now complete and an official opening is scheduled on Saturday 18th March at 12.00 noon.
As a councillor these events are probably as good as it gets, because I know firsthand how long it has taken to get this project to completion. For over two years I’ve seen the progression from grant application to receipt of funding, procurement, building and more.
What excites me the most, is just how many people will benefit from this new scoreboard! Not only will the Laanecoorie/Dunolly Cricket Club and the Dunolly Football Netball Club use the scoreboard during match days, it will also be able to be utilised by other users of the facilities such as the Dunolly Primary School during sports days, the Golden Triangle Archery Club during tournaments and the cluster schools during athletics and cross country meets. The oval is also the designated home base for firefighting crews in the case of major bushfires and would be able to have updates displayed on the screen. Then there is scope as an outdoor cinema for the local community, markets, family ‘Back To’ reunion get together and Car Club ‘Show & Shine’ days. The possibilities are endless.
Of course the work for this started long before I was even elected as your Flynn Ward Councillor and I would like to give my heart felt thanks to every one involved, from the Dunolly sporting community, to council staff & officers and the state government for the majority of the funding. Congratulations to one and all.