Northern Grampians Shire Council will hold a sod turning ceremony at the site of the future Lord Nelson Park Multipurpose Sporting Facility on Monday 3 May at 1.30pm following the council meeting in St Arnaud. MKM Construction, the facility developers, have granted access to Council for the special event.
Mayor, Cr Murray Emerson, will turn the first sod at the facility site in the presence of fellow councillors, representatives from St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group and key stakeholders from the project control group.
The Lord Nelson Park Multipurpose Sporting Facility Development forms part of Council’s ten- year plan for the Lord Nelson Park St Arnaud Precinct. The upgrade will see the facility recognised as a key modern sport, recreation and community hub for the district.
When complete the facility will house a commercial grade kitchen, unisex, female-friendly change rooms inclusive of all abilities access, umpire amenities, a trainer and first aid room and inviting indoor and outdoor social spaces set to establish it locally as a very appealing venue for functions.
“What an exciting day the sod turning will be for the St Arnaud community, symbolising building works are about to take place at Lord Nelson Park”, said Mayor, Cr Murray Emerson “and in due course they will have a fully functional building that is able to cater to the many and varied sporting and other activities that our very active community of St Arnaud enjoys.”