Wodonga Council has received $1.4 million in funding from the Australian Government’s Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program for five projects across the municipality.
Chief Executive Officer, Mark Dixon said the funding would be used for upgrades, expansion and improvements at Kelly Park Birallee Park, Wodonga Racecourse and Belvoir Park.
Mr Dixon said the projects put forward under the program would see a range of projects delivered across the municipality, benefiting a broad range of residents, visitors and community groups.
“The projects put forward and funded under the Local Road and Community Infrastructure program will see a range of projects delivered across our municipality, benefiting a broad range of residents, visitors and community groups,” he said.
“The additional funding for Kelly Park will enable stage one and two of this project to be delivered simultaneously and include new female-friendly facilities, two additional changes rooms, a first aid room, public amenities, canteen and store room.”
Birallee Park will fund part of stage two of the outdoor turf and synthetic cricket nets, a new access roadway and landscaping.
The $306,950 in funding for the delivery of Belvoir Park stage two – an extension of the play area including elements to cater for a broader range children.
A new accessible toilet block will be built at Wodonga Racecourse and Showground precinct.
Funding for the Birallee Park Pump Track – of which stage one opened early last year – will fund stage two of the track, a duplication of the track, doubling its size, and include a shade structure, additional seating, water bubbler and landscaping.