Kids and kids at heart can look forward to ramping up the fun at Federation Park (Cobram) and Apex Park (Numurkah), thanks to a $1 million Victorian Government funding boost towards Moira Shire’s Active Parks project.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp was in Numurkah today to officially announce that the project is one of 42 that secured funds from the second round of the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.
The Active Parks Moira project will develop the Numurkah Playspace and Federation Park in Cobram. The improvements will include upgrading the skate park, inclusive playground equipment, pathways, crossings, parking and gardens to promote active recreation and build on the region’s tourism offering.
By working with local government authorities and sporting clubs and organisations, investment from the second round of the program is expected to create 600 local jobs in Victoria and drive local economic activity worth over $180 million.
70 projects have now benefitted from a share of $178 million from the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program that recognises the overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across and Victoria and is part of the Government’s $1.1 billion investment in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.
Mr Gepp acknowledged the Moira Shire Council for its commitment and financial contribution to the project.
For more information about the program and successful projects go to www.sport.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp
“This investment will support local jobs, drive economic recovery and produce facilities that will help more people in the community come together.”
“Congratulations to Moira Shire – this boost will go a long way to support the growing number of people keen to get outdoors, get active and take part in recreation.”
“This project is a great example of how the Victorian Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians.”