Central Goldfields Shire Council has welcomed the news that the State Government has committed more than $2 million for Stage 2 of the Carisbrook Recreation Reserve.
Minister Jaala Pulford MP announced the $2,157,900 as part of the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program yesterday (13/08).
The project will be ready for construction within six months and the funding will move Stage 2 forward to be completed alongside Stage 1, which will ensure minimal disruption to community programming.
The major upgrades at the Carisbrook Recreation Reserve, which is identified in Council’s Priority Project Plan, include two netball changerooms, office space, new show court lighting, car parking and a bowls pavilion with a new toilet block.
Central Goldfields Shire Council Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said it is exciting to see more Priority Projects being funded.
“We recently secured funding for the construction of the Maryborough Skate and Scooter and to now have funding for Stage 2 for the Carisbrook Recreation Reserve major upgrades is really exciting.
“The Carisbrook Recreation Reserve is a hub for the local community – whether it be sports or a community meeting place – and I have no doubt this funding will be welcomed with open arms by the local community.”
Council is contributing $220,000 to Stage 2 of the upgrade.