Several equestrian establishments are set to benefit from use of a new pavilion at Greenvale Equestrian Centre thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today joined Hume City representatives to officially launch the game-changing facilities backed by a $200,000 grant.
The pavilion includes new change rooms for women and men, a multi-purpose room, a renovated kitchen, kiosk and bar area, and a new verandah.
Greenvale is home to several equestrian clubs including the Bulla Adult Riding Club, the Tullamarine Riding Club, the Oakland Horse and Driving Club and the Goulburn Valley Horse Trials Association.
It is also home to non-equestrian clubs such as the Greenvale Sport and Game Fishing Club which caters for all types of fishing in a family friendly environment.
The new venue provides a perfect base for local clubs, officials and riders to showcase equestrian at its best as well as provide the local equestrian community with the chance to stage future state and national events.
The new community facilities also provide space for meetings and local celebrations.
The Labor Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014, including a recent $55 million Budget boost towards sports infrastructure to deliver new and improved community sports infrastructure across the state.
From playground redevelopments to pavilion upgrades, investments like these are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health and wellbeing of Victorians.
As stated by Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence
“This new pavilion will provide our riding community with the opportunity to maximise the enjoyment they get from this fantastic pastime and sport.”
“For local clubs and the wider community, it will be a great asset that will be used by many.”
As stated by Hume City Council Mayor Joseph Haweil
“We’re proud to partner with the Victorian Government and Greenvale Sport and Game Fishing Club to deliver a pavilion that opens more doors for locals to enjoy all things equestrian, and provides local clubs with the facilities they need to take their sports to the next level.”