Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey officially opened three major sporting redevelopment projects in the Shire on Sunday, 15 April.
The new show jumping arena at the Maryborough & District Horse & Pony Club Inc. was officially opened followed by the opening of the new show jumping arena at the Dunolly Horse Activity Club and Pony Club.
Both projects have been made possible thanks to funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria as part of a Minor Facilities Grant. Central Goldfields Shire received $48,028 for the Central Goldfields Show Jumping Arena Project.
Both projects aim to increase the club’s capacity to host a range of equestrian events and attract increased participation levels.
Each club also contributed funding for the projects and Central Goldfields Shire provided in-kind support through project management.
The new synthetic courts at the Maryborough Tennis Centre were also officially opened.
The project was funded with $150,000 from the DEWLP Sustainable Water Fund 2016-17. The Maryborough Tennis Club also contributed funding for the project and Central Goldfields Shire provided in kind support through project management.
The new synthetic grass tennis courts reduce reliance on water, increase participation levels through improved playing conditions, and will reduce on-going operational costs for the Club.